CAF rejects Sexwale, backs Salman for FIFA job

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The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has made its stand known heading to the Friday 26th February FIFA elections to pick a successor to Sepp Blatter.

The continent will as a bloc, be voting for the Asian Football Confederations (AFC) president Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa, rejecting the continent’s own, Tokyo Sexwale, who hails from South Africa.

After a whole day of deliberations in the CAF Executive Committee meeting in Kigali on Friday 5th February, the CAF second vice president Almamy Kabele Camara stepped out to reveal the body will be voting as a bloc for Al – Khalifa.

“After the CAF executive meeting today, we have unanimously decided to back Sheikh Salman as the next FIFA president,” he said.

Camara declined to take questions from the waiting journalists, only stating that CAF will be releasing a detailed report on the decision on its website later on.

Sexwale, along with other candidates, Gianni Infantino and Jerome Champagne have been camping in Rwanda to lobby for the continent’s vote.