CAF showers support for Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim

The Confederation of African Football, CAF Executive Committee at its meeting on 5 February 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda, presided over by Suketu Patel, 1st Vice President of CAF and Almamy Kabele Camara, 2nd Vice President of CAF, has decided to offer its unanimous support to candidate, Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, current President of the Asian Football Confederation, and a FIFA Vice President. 
While respecting the principle of democracy, the sovereignty, and latitude of each member association to vote for the candidate of its choice, the Executive Committee urges all the 54 member associations of the Confederation African Football to reserve their votes for Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa during the 26 February 2016 elections for the presidency of FIFA in Zurich.

In conformity to the delegation of power signed by CAF President, Issa Hayatou, on the 16 of January 2016, the 1st and 2nd Vice Presidents of CAF, within the scope of FIFA’s electoral process, are in charge of upholding relations among CAF, its member associations, and the other Confederations, and the incumbent responsibility to follow-up, for the ultimate benefit of African football and global football.

The CAF Executive Committee, during its meeting also noted the withdrawal of Mr. Tokyo Sexwale from the race for FIFA presidency in order to support the interests and unity of African football.

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