Motsepe to outline CAF presidential strategy


CAF presidential candidate Dr Patrice Motsepe says he will officially be unveiling his plans on how to take African football forward this coming Thursday.

Motsepe is up against Ahmed Yahya (President of the Mauritanian Football Federation), Augustin Senghor (President of the Senegalese Football Federation) and Honorary President of the Ivorian Football Federation, Jacques Anouma for the continent’s football top job.

The elections will take place in Rabat, Morocco on 12 March.

The Mamelodi Sundowns president was addressing a media briefing organised by the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa), following their AGM held in Johannesburg on Sunday.

The AGM was also attended by FIFA president Gianni Infantino as well as South Africa minister of Sports Nathi Mthethwa.

“We will be having a formal media conference on Thursday where we will be disclosing specific context of what we call an action plan,” Motsepe told the media.

“There you will see specific plans and strategies we have to ensure that African football is indeed respected, recognised, self-sustaining and indeed amongst the best in the world. So the main purpose for me this morning to be part of, and to listen to excellent discussions because the best ideas in terms of what is required to make African football the best in the world comes from our zonal leadership, our zonal presidents but also the presidents and the leadership of every country.

“Because they have a good understanding of what the challenges are as well as what the opportunities are. And I want to conclude by saying we have been travelling throughout the continent, into north, East, West Africa and today we were back home to continue this process of listening, but also engaging in terms of what the plans are,” he said.

“Because at the end of the day it is the results that are required. Three, four years from now there must be tangible, practical, visible progress in terms of football,” added the businessman.

Meanwhile, the CAF executive committee has said FIFA should have the final say on whether current president Ahmad Ahmad can stand in the elections.

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By Ofhani Munyai

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