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CAF President Ahmad Ahmad announces bid for re-election

President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has announced that he will seek re-election come the elections on March 12th, 2021.

Ahmad who defeated long serving Issa Hayatou at the General Assembly in 2017 said this week that he is proud of the achievements so far registered.

“I extend my thanks and gratitude for your support and assistance in the football in Africa and beyond. After reflection and consultation process, I decided to stand for re-election,” said Ahmad.

The Confederation of African Football’s presidential election is in March. Candidates have until Nov. 12 to submit their papers. On Monday, the presidents of 46 of CAF’s 54 member associations signed a letter backing Ahmad and urging him to stand for re-election, suggesting he still has widespread support among soccer leaders on the continent. No clear challenger has emerged.

Opening of nominations started on September 12th and ends on November 12th, 2020. 

Three members from the Council of East and Central African Football Associations (Cecafa) also sit on the CAF Executive Committee. These include President of Djibouti Football Federation, Souleiman Hassan Waberi, the Uganda FA boss Moses Magogo and co-opted member Abdigani Said Arab, also President of the Somali Football Federation president.


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