• CAF to decide on FIFA presidency vote in February

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    KIGALI: The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will make a decision on February 5 on which candidate for the FIFA presidency it supports, the body’s secretary general Hicham El Amrani said. El Amrani was talking on the sidelines of the signing of an agreement between CAF and the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to organize tournaments and programs for technical development. The AFC is headed by Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al-Khalifa, one of the candidates for the top job in world football. The choice of the 54-strong CAF could be crucial in the FIFA vote, scheduled for February 26 in Zurich, the African confederation enjoying the biggest membership ahead of UEFA (53), Asia (46), Concacaf (35), Oceania (11) and South America (10). Apart from Sheikh Salman, the other candidates are UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino, former FIFA vice president Prince Ali bin Al Hussein of Jordan, South African business tycoon Tokyo Sexwale and former FIFA official Jerome Champagne of France.

    AFP

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