Friday, 5 February 2016

CAF backs Sheikh Salman for FIFA presidency

The Confederation of African Football said it was backing Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa as its candidate for the presidency of FIFA.
“The executive committee decided that CAF will give full support to Sheikh Salman with his candidacy for FIFA presidency,” CAF first vice-president Suketu Patel told reporters.

CAF second vice-president Almamy Kabele Camara said the decision was taken with the interest of African football in mind.

Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa is one of the persons who have shown interest in the FIFA hotseat following the Suspension of the favourite for the position, Michel Platini.

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