The Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (COSAFA) have resolved to back Mamelodi Sundowns owner Dr Patrice Motsepe for the CAF presidency.
COSAFA held an executive committee on Wednesday, 27 January where Dr Motsepe was the only candidate endorsed by the 14-member regional body.
The CAF elections will take place in the Moroccan capital Rabat in March, with the victor serving a four-year term.
“We are confident that once we take a unanimous decision to back one of our own, other members who want real change in CAF will join the winning party. In Dr Motsepe we have a candidate who will usher in a new era for African football,” said COSAFA President, Phillip Chiyangwa.
The COSAFA executive reiterated a decision taken in 2017 that the Zone should always support one of its own. In 2017, COSAFA was the first bloc to endorse eventual winner Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar.
FIFA has cleared four candidates to run for the elections. They are Dr Patrice Motsepe (SA), Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania), Jacques Anouma (Ivory Coast) and Senegal FA president Augustin Senghor.
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