Hlokomelo Mabogale |
The South African Football Association (SAFA) has confirmed that they will be fielding Mamelodi Sundowns owner billionaire Dr Patrice Motsepe in the hat for Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidency.
This was announced on Monday at the Safa House in Johannesburg. Safa President Danny Jordaan was accompanied by Minister of Arts, Culture, Sports and Recreation Nathi Mthethwa.
The calls for Motsepe to lead CAF is supported by Nigeria, Botswana and Sierra Leone.
Motsepe will now tackle the current president Ahmad Ahmad who had initially expected to score the Presidency unmarked as there were no opponents.
Jordaan had said that papers to have Motsepe as the candidate for CAF President have been delivered in Cairo, Egypt.
However, the CAF rules do not allow a club owner to be President therefore, Motsepe would have to abandon his role as the owner of Sundowns.
The CAF presidential elections will take place in Rabat, Morocco on the 12th of March 2021.