The South African Football Association announced that Mamelodi Sundown’s owner and President Patrice Motsepe is set to be the new President of Confederation of African Football “CAF”.
Mauritania’s Ahmed Yahya has officially withdrawn from the presidency race.
Also, the Ivorian Jacques Anouma confirmed his withdrawal, which means that Motsepe is set to be confirmed as Caf president at the March 12 elective congress in Rabat, Morocco.
Motsepe had the full support of the FIFA’s President Gianni Infantino, and according to several reports, he is expected to start his duty on 12 March 2021.
Infantino’s assistants attended a meeting with Motsepe and the other nominees. During the meeting, it was confirmed that Motsepe will be appointed as the CAF President, while Augustine Senghor will be appointed as a senior vice President, Ahmed Yahya as a second-Vice President and Jacques Anouma will be appointed as Motsepe’s advisor.