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South African Football Association (SAFA) have confirmed their backing of Mamelodi Sundowns boss and billionaire Dr Petrice Motsepe for the sit as the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.
Motsepe also enjoys a backing from Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa and several football federations.
Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Botswana and Zimbabwe’s football federations have endorsed the nomination as they back Motsepe to lead African football beyond post-covid era and subsequently the vice-president of FIFA.
Motsepe is set to go head to head with Jacques Anouma who is endorsed by the Ivorian Football Federation (FIF) endorsed as a candidate for the role and current president Ahmad Ahmad who is currently facing a possible ban by the FIFA for allegations of breach of “various codes of conduct”.