CAF president Ahmad to defend his seat

Ahmed Ahmed during CAF conference held in Cairo,Egypt.

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad announced yesterday  that he will seek a second term as president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) despite having faced questions over money irregularities, all of which he has denied.

“The @CAF_Online knew a lot of improvements for 4 years. I’m proud of my team’s achievements,” the 60-year-old tweeted.

“I extend my thanks and gratitude for your support and assistance in the football in Africa and beyond,” he added.

Earlier this week, it was revealed a letter sent to Ahmad from 46 of CAF’S 54 member associations had asked him to run for a second term.

Southern African football body COSAFA President Philip Chiyangwa, confirmed to AFP that a letter supporting Ahmad had been delivered to the former Malagasy politician.

The presidency election is scheduled for Rabat next March.

A simple majority – 28 votes if each association participates – is required to win the election but no official has announced their candidacy.

Botswana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Uganda, Algeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa and Zimbabwe were the eight nations not included in the letter of support.

Three years Ago, Ahmad scored stunning  victory  over incumbent Issa Hayatou, a Cameroonian who had ruled African football (Caf ) for 29 years.

At the request of Ahmad, FIFA sent Secretary General Fatma Samoura to Caf headquarters in Cairo last year to assist for six months in the running of the organizatio.

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