CAF presidency: Motsepe promises to make Africa a global force
Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency candidate and South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe vowed yesterday in Johannesburg to unite and develop football on the continent to global competitive levels.
One of four candidates for the post, the owner of 2016 African champions Mamelodi Sundowns unveiled a 10-point manifesto at a plush convention centre ahead of the March 12 elections in Morocco.
“We will succeed and make African football globally competitive. The test for me… is what the results are going to be two, three, four years from now,” Motsepe told a press conference.
The billionaire denied that he would seek to move CAF headquarters from Cairo to Johannesburg if elected, saying it was important to acknowledge “the history, the pride and the good work of the people of Cairo”.
South African Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa and the presidents of the Nigeria and Benin football associations, Amaju Pinnick and Moucharafou Anjorin, were among those backing Motsepe in Johannesburg.
Motsepe is running against Jacques Anouma of the Cote d’Ivoire ‚ Augustin Senghor of Senegal and Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya for the presidency