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Race for the FIFA presidency: "Africa will not back its own"

The Executive Committee of the African Football Confederation headed by Issa Hayatou has decided not to support the only African candidate for the election of a new FIFA president. Meeting at its headquarters in Cairo, Egypt for an intensive discussion on the announced elections for the presidency of FIFA for 26 February 2016, the Executive Committee requested Mr. Musa Bility, president of the Liberian Football Federation to explain the reasons that motivated his decision to run for the FIFA presidency.

According to its final communiqué made public on Thursday, August 6th, 2015 after a fraternal exchange, full of sincerity and cordiality, CAF's Executive Committee decided unanimously not to back Mr. Musa Bility and wished him well as he proceeds with his campaign to replace Sepp Blatter. Following the resignation of Sepp Blatter,  Issa Hayatou, an unsuccessful candidate in 2006 was tipped to succeed Blatter but he made it clear that he will not run in the next election of the president of FIFA. 

For now, four candidates have already announced themselves and Cameroon Concord understand they include Frenchman Michel Platini, Zico the Brazilian, Prince Ali of Jordan and Musa Bility, President of the Liberian Football Federation. Africa has the largest enrollment in the electoral register of FIFA with its 54 votes, one more than the European Union Football Association (Uefa).

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