COSAFA to back Ahmad Ahmad in CAF presidential race

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COSAFA member countries have reportedly agreed to throw their weight behind CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, in next March’s election.

Rabat, Morocco will host the next CAF presidential elections on March 12 and indications are that the COSAFA region last week resolved to endorse Ahmad’s candidature in a meeting by member states held virtually.

“Cosafa president Philip Chiyangwa welcomed members present and thanked all the Member Associations in the region for endorsing the candidature of president Ahmad Ahmad for a second term at the CAF General Assembly in March 2021,’’ read the minutes.

Chiyangwa also appealed to member states to support Walter Manda, a member of the COSAFA executive to retain his position with FIFA.

Ahmad, from Madagascar, became CAF’s seventh president in March 2017 after he outfoxed long-serving Cameroonian, Issa Hayatou. Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick recently disclosed that he is not in haste to contest the CAF presidential election.

The Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss was removed from his role as the body’s first vice president in 2019 with SAFA boss Danny Jordaan taking his place. With the presidential election just five months away, the 49-year-old revealed that he has a lot of things to ponder on before deciding if he will stand in the polls – citing that the body needs to address a lot of issues.

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By FARPost Reporter

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