FIFA President Clears The Way For Patrice Motsepe To Be The New CAF President – Report

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.

Source: Newsday

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