Dewhard Mupenda is the President and Co-founder of ALLFA. As the Chief Executive Officer of Africa Soccer Connections, Dewhard has been working in football activities with African Football Legends such as Mr Georges Oppong Wheah from Liberia, Mr Abedi Ayew Pele from Ghana, Mr Roger Albert Milla from Cameroon, Stephen Okechukwu Keshi from Nigeria and Mr Kalusha Bwalya from Zambia.
In 2010, Africa Soccer Connection was appointed by the Cameroon Football Federation (FECAFOOT) to assist the Indomitable Lions (the national team) for the preparation of their 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup in South Africa.
Lydia Nsekera is the Patron and Co-founder of ALLFA. She has been a member of the International Olympic Committee since 2009. In 2012 she was the first woman to be co-opted onto the FIFA Executive Committee for one year and in 2013 gained election for a full four year term, also the first woman to achieve this. She was president of the Fédération de Football du Burundi between 2004 and 2013.
Dr Nikolaus Eberl is the Vice-President and Co-founder of ALLFA. He holds a PhD from the University of Berlin and a Postgraduate Diploma from The Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. Dr Nik headed the Net Promoter Scorecard research project on South Africa’s Destination Branding Success Story during the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, and he is the co-author of the World Cup Brand Ambassador Program ‘Welcome 2010′ and chairperson of the inaugural 2010 FAN World Cup™.
Dr Nik’s 2006 FIFA World Cup™ book, “BrandOvation™: How Germany won the World Cup of Nation Branding”, was featured extensively in the local and international media. From May 2007 to August 2010, Dr Nik authored the Business Day’s World Cup Column as well as co-anchored CNBC’s weekly Business 2010 show. His forthcoming book about the 2010 FIFA World Cup is titled “Nation of Champions: How Team South Africa won the World Cup of Destination Branding” .
Alfred Boga Zebi is a member of the ALLFA Advisory Board. Alfred is a lawyer and a graduate from the Montpellier Law School, France. After two years as Lecturer at the Montpellier Law School, in 1993 Alfred joined the Paris office of Ernst & Young, where he was exposed to various aspects of legal advice to large international groups with operations in Africa.
This expertise led to his appointment in 1997 as Legal Advisor to Mr. Tidjane, CEO of the National Bureau for Technical Studies and Development in Côte d’Ivoire (BNETD). Alfred was responsible for negotiating one of the most ambitious projects in Francophone Africa at the time, called the “12 works of African elephant”, consisting of public / private partnerships for twelve major projects, including a power plant, a toll bridges, highways, etc Read More
Thomas Kwenaite is a member of the ALLFA Advisory Board. Thomas is a founder of TKVision and is currently a producer and presenter of Soccer Africa and PSL TV. He holds a Diploma in Journalism from Boston College. He has over 32- years journalism experience in print, electronic and television. He started as a junior reporter at the now defunct Rand Daily Mail and is now an accomplished independent sports writer in addition to being a sport presenter on SuperSport.
TK had successful stints with both Metro and Kaya FM presenting sport and has worked for the following publications: Sunday Star, Soccer News, Sunday Times, Independent on Saturday. In his career, TK has received numerous honours, most notably the following: Coca-Cola Journalism Award, SAB Sportswriter of the Year, Ruth First courageous journalism winner, MTN Sportswriter of the Year.
Dominic Chimhavi is a member of the ALLFA Advisory Board. Dominic is an accomplished versatile journalist who has covered several Africa Cup of Nations including the 1996 (South Africa), 1998 (Burkina Faso), 2000 (Ghana/Nigeria) editions, as well as the 1998 World Cup in France, 2002 in Korea/Japan and 2006 in Germany among many high profile global tournaments.
Dominic was the Sports Editor of City Press from 2001-2006, after which he was appointed East Africa Bureau Chief by Media24 Group based in Nairobi, Kenya,and covering countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Somalia, Sudan, Ethiopia, Burundi and Rwanda. Dominic also covered the Chogm in Uganda in 2007 and several other political, economic and social summits during the stint in East Africa. On his return to South Africa, he was appointed ABSA Head of Media, Corporate Affairs and Sustainability in 2009.
Erik Steen Jensenis a member of the ALLFA Advisory Board. Erik was born in 1944 and completed his A level in 1964. He served in the Danish army from 1964 to 1966 and completed a Law degree at the University of Aarhus in 1972. Erik served as International FIFA referee from 1978 to 1987. He was the Director of football club AGF Aarhus from 1980 to 1987 and Chairman of AGF in 1988. Erik has been the Chairman of Hummel Africa since 2003.