Big Guns Back Motsepe For Top Job
Posted: 10 November 2020
The South African Sports Ministry, South African Football Association (SAFA), Nigeria and two other countries have backed billionaire Dr. Patrice Motsepe to become the next President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The breathtaking announcement was made at SAFA House this lunchtime, in attendance being the Sports Minister Mr. Nathi Mthetwa, SAFA President Dr Danny Jordaan and the Association’s Chief Executive Officer Tebogo Motlanthe and a galaxy of international sports journalists, among those, African award-winning Mamadou Gaye.
Dr. Motsepe was absent due to the regulations of quarantining, but the Association’s president confirmed that the mining mogul is pleased with his nomination.
The Mamelodi Sundowns FC owner will be backed by African football giants Nigeria and it’s president Amaju Pinnick, Sierra Leone and neighbours Botswana Football Associations, making his bid to become Africa’s football president stronger.
SAFA have also confirmed that they will be in conversation with other African countries in a bid to back Motsepe, including North African giants Egypt, Morocco and other dominant football nations on the continent in the next couple of days and weeks.
The closing date for all candidates to submit their names for the top job is on Thursday, the 12th of November 2020 before the closing of business.
Selebalo Karabo Phasha.