Senegal Football Federation manager Augustin Senghor, has pulled out of the competition to turn into the Confederation of African Football (CAF) president.
Senghor declared his choice to exit the race on Friday night, with Ghanasoccernet apparently asserting that he has now advocated Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe.
With the decisions set to happen on 12 March, Motsepe will presently go facing Ivory Coast's Jacques Anouma, and Mauritania football league president Ahmed Yahya.
"Considering the specific setting of this mission, we have chosen to acknowledge the consensual proposition submitted to us by Fifa, Morocco and Egypt, for the sake of the supereme interest of the solidarity of African Football," Senghor said in a proclamation.
"We can't help suspecting that this is the best choice that we could take, after a clear investigation of the current circumstance of CAF, and of the basic need to support a cooperative energy of activities of the multitude of abilities, to correct it - a Team to raise African football.
"I might want to communicate my most impassioned gratitude to the Head of State President Macky Sall, for his responsibility and his dynamic and steadfast help close by me, from the primary hours of my office right up 'til the present time.
"He activated the Minister of Sports Mactar Ba, and the entire Government who saved neither their time nor their energy, to make our bid win just as the Senegalese strategy.
"I won't fail to remember my mission group who went with me all through Africa, and past to persuade my companions from part relationship of the importance of my nomination, for the administration of CAF."
"An extraordinary notice will be made to my partners from Gabon and The Gambia who supported this nomination and to all the pioneers, Senegalese and African legends, entertainers and supporters of African football who found in my modest individual the man of the circumstance, for fix a CAF not so good recently.
"The withdrawal of my application for the Presidency of CAF to help another Candidate won't be shared by just for different reasons, I am mindful of this. However, I believe it's a decent choice, the Right choice."
Source: Soccer Laduma
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