Jacques Bernard Daniel ANOUMA is a renowned figure in African football. All his life he has been passionately committed to the development of football in his country, on the continent and around the world. At the same time, he pursued a career as a financier in the private sector (1978-2000), then in the public sector.

A wise manager, great architect of the renewal of Ivorian football

Jacques ANOUMA joined the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) in 1991, where he rose through the ranks as a member, first vice-president then President of the national league until 1998. He chaired the Jeunesse Club d ' Abidjan (JCA), the oldest club in Ivorian football, from 1999 to 2001. That same year, he created the Amadou Diallo Football Academy (AFAD), of which he is to this day the President.
Jacques ANOUMA was elected at the head of the FIF in 2002, with for main mission the restructuring of the federation and the return of the Ivory Coast to the best continental and world level. In 2006, the national team qualified for the World Cup for the first time, a feat repeated four years later at the World Cup in South Africa! Jacques ANOUMA was then elevated to the distinction of Commander in the National Order of Merit and was made Ambassador of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
His passage as President of the FIF (2002-2011) was marked by many achievements: the creation of a national technical center, the rehabilitation of several stadiums, the substantial increase in subsidies to clubs, the improvement of image of Ivorian football. Since 2011, he has been Honorary President of the Ivorian Football Federation.

Major player in African and world football

From 2003 to 2007, he chaired the Union of West African Federations (UFOA), of which he has been Honorary President. Since 2018, Jacques ANOUMA has been the special envoy of the Presidents of FIFA and CAF for Africa. Throughout his rich career in African and world football, he has forged intense professional and personal relationships with the major players in this discipline.
Jacques Anouma