CAF Election: Ahmad Ahmad Hopes To Contest
By Sampson Adedeji
Despite being declared ineligible to contest, former President of Confederation of African Football Association (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, is still nursing the hope of contesting in the upcoming election, BSNSports.com.ng reports.
The former president of Madagascar Football Federation has been ‘declared ineligible’ given his five-year Fifa ban, although his camp have slim hopes an ongoing appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) could change this.
Both former Ivory Coast football federation president Jacques Anouma and current Senegal FA president Augustin Senghor have been authorised to contest the March elections in Morocco.
Further checks are required before either Mauritania FA president Ahmed Yahya and Patrice Motsepe, the South African who owns Mamelodi Sundowns, can be added to the list of candidates.
“The committee considered that further checks are necessary before a final decision,” a Caf statement said. “To this end, a hearing of these candidates will be organised in Cairo on 28 January.”
The elections to determine who will lead Caf into the future are set to be held on 12 March in the Moroccan capital Rabat.