Confederation of African Soccer (CAF) president Patrice Motsepe says the continent will throw its weight behind incumbent FIFA president Gianni Infantino because the latter seeks a 3rd time period in workplace on the 73rd FIFA congress subsequent 12 months.
Motsepe confirmed all 54 member associations of CAF have resolved to vote for Infantino, even if the identification of any potential challenger isn’t but identified.
With no opponent rising but, Infantino may stand unopposed once more, as he did in 2019.
“We mentioned on the govt committee assembly that in recognition of the large contributions, dedication and the monitor report that you simply’ve constructed when it comes to bettering African soccer, all 54 member nations have taken a decision to vote for you for re-election,” Motsepe informed Infantino on the CAF Common Meeting in Arusha on Wednesday.
Infantino was first elected FIFA president in February 2016 and has spent a variety of time in Africa, whose 54 nations are greater than 1 / 4 of FIFA’s 211 member associations and subsequently make up a robust voting bloc.
Motsepe has lengthy been seen as an ally of Infantino and the 2 appeared collectively on the launch of a proposed African Tremendous League for golf equipment that was additionally introduced on Wednesday and is because of begin in August 2023.