Four men are contending to lead the Confederation of African Football (CAF) as the election is scheduled for 12 March.
The elections are set to take place in Rabat, Morrocco. The candidates are as follows:
1. Patrice Motsepe
South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe, the president of Mamelodi Sundowns is the surprise candidate. Motsepe is popularly known for captaining the mining industry of South Africa. He is also the brother-in-law of South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa.
2. Augustin Senghor
The Senegalese is known as the one with a wealth of experience. The 55-year old lawyer has been President of the Senegalese Football Federation since August 2009.
3. Ahmad Yahya
The 44 year old businessman is also the President of the Mauritanian Football Federation. He is the youngest of the four candidates but he is energetic.
4. Jaques Anouma
Lastly but not least, Jaques is from Ivory Coast. The 69-year old financier is a former president of the Ivorian Football Federation, between 2002 and 2011. He is also the former member of the Comex of Fifa.
The CAF elections comes following the suspension of Ahmad Ahmad. He was slapped with a 5 year suspension by the world governing football body, Fifa.