Motsepe Walks Alone For CAF Presidency
Posted: 6 March 2021
Mamelodi Sundowns’ billionaire owner Dr. Patrice Motsepe looks set to walk alone for the Presidency of the Confederations of African Football after other candidates, Augustine Senghor, Ahmad Yahya and Jacques Anouma all retracted their candidatures.
Motsepe, who outlined his ten-point plan just under a fortnight ago at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg alongside football powerhouses Amaju Pinnick, Dr. Phillip Chinyangwa, and Mois Katumbi had all pledged their support for the mine mogul.
The retraction of all three candidates will be a huge triumph for Motsepe as this seals his road to becoming the next President of CAF, contesting unopposed and being the first South African to run the 54-federation football organisation.
The Federation of International Football Association (FIFA), has also backed the mining giant to takeover CAF, with Gianni Infantino publicly backing Motsepe. The 12th of March will be a historical day for South Africans all over the globe as it’s son ascend the throne of becoming the leader of CAF, with the elections set to take place in Rabat, Morocco.