African football body CAF has announced they will support Sheikh Salman bin Ebrarim al-Khalifa fo...
African football body CAF has announced they will support Sheikh Salman bin Ebrarim al-Khalifa for the FIFA presidency at the expense of South African candidate Tokyo Sewale.
The FIFA elections will take place February 26th in Zurich, Switzerland.
“The CAF executive which sat today has decided that they will fully support the candidature of Sheikh Salman bin Ebrarim al-Khalifa,” said CAF 1st Vice President Sekutu Patel at the Serena Hotel where the CAF Excom meeting took place.
The other candidates in the race include; Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein and South African’s mining tycoon Tokyo Sexwale.
Sexwale was disappointed after the development. “I knew they would do that. I am still consulting my people before I say much,” he added. During the FIFA elections last year CAF supported the incumbent Sepp Blatter.
However, following financial scandals around FIFA Blatter was forced out because of criminal investigations. CAF President Issa Hayatou is now the Acting President.