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Two CAF Presidential Candidates Step Down To Support Motsepe

CAF presidential candidates: Augustin Senghor, Jacques Anouma, Ahmed Yaya and Dr Patrice Motsepe. Photo credit: SABC News.

Since Monday, 1 March, there were allegations that the President of FIFA threw his weight behind Dr Patrice Motsepe and wanted the other three candidates to step down and support him.

The truth about Motsepe is that when the race started, he was the weakest of the four CAF presidential candidates, but with the help of Danny Joordan and the PSL board, his manifesto became the biggest talk of town and gained him enough support.

On Friday evening, Africa has learned that Augustin Senghor pulled out of the presidential race only to throw his weight behind Dr Patrice Motsepe.

He is not the only candidate pulling out from the race as Jacques Anouma has also announced his decision to also pull out of the race, fuelling allegations that a mandate by the FIFA boss unfolds as he wishes.

Ahmed Yaya is also expected to announce his decision to withdraw from the CAF presidential elections to also throw his weight behind Patrice Motsepe.

Yaya is also one of those who are rumoured to have been offered top posts in CAF should they withdraw from the race and pave way for Motsepe.

Sources close to the proceedings reportedly informed Nahu Adams, a top African Football journalist, about the number of votes that Motsepe could possibly get from the elections and it appears he has the majority of 40 out of the total of 57.

There are people who have expressed their disappointments after the intervention of FIFA president, Gianni Infantino, in African matters and would have wanted the race to continue until the elections are held on March 12.

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Being a South African or not, it is not good to see FIFA interfere with the matters of Africa and should have let Africans vote for who they wanted to be the President of CAF, freely and fairly.

What the President of FIFA has done cannot be tolerated in UEFA, CONCACAF and other continental football federations and must be condemned.

Source: Nahu Adams, SABC

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