Patrice Motsepe’s campaign to become the president of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) is in full swing.
The Mamelodi Sundowns president is gunning for the top CAF position while facing a stiff challenge from Ivorian Jacques Anouma, Ahmed Yahya from Mauritania and Senegales Augustin Senghor, who are also aiming to become top dogs in African football.
Motsepe has received the backing of football heavyweights in Southern Africa plus the Minister of Sport in South Africa Nathi Mthethwa.
Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA) president Phillip Chiyangwa, Danny Jordaan, who is the president of the South African Football Association (SAFA), and Premier Soccer League (PSL) chairman Irvin Khoza are betting in Motsepe’s corner.
Motsepe has also received the backing of Football Association presidents from Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Benin, Eswatini and Angola.
The Sundowns boss has a 10-point plan, which includes investing in the development of football in all African countries, investing in African football infrastructure, investing in youth and growing women’s football.
The much-awaited CAF elections are going to be held in Rabat, Morocco on Friday, 12 March.