According to sources that spoke to South Africa’s Timeslive, FIFA president Gianni Infantino has made a deal that could see billionaire Patrice Motsepe being the new CAF President, Newsday reports.
Infantino reportedly made a deal that could see Motsepe’s running mates, Senegal’s Augustin Senghor and Mauritania’s Ahmad Yahya becoming CAF’s first and second vice-president at the CAF elective congress to be held on 12 March in Morocco.
The insiders reportedly told the publication that:
Senghor‚ Motsepe and Yahya are in Morocco. They have been in Morocco since this weekend. The Caf presidential candidates have reached an agreement and his [Motsepe’s] competitors will be his first and second vice-presidents. Motsepe is in Morocco concluding it.
If Patrice Motsepe becomes the new CAF president, the opportunity will put Southern Africa which has reportedly struggled to secure a place on the CAF leader spot for some time as the position is usually scooped and dominated by nations north of the equator.