Register Login Scores

Mamelodi Sundowns

Confirmed: Motsepe Endorsed For CAF Presidency

The SA Football Association (SAFA) and the Ministry of Sport called a press conference on Monday morning to confirm the endorsement of Patrice Motsepe as a shock candidate for the CAF presidency.

Read: Chiefs Rebuilding Hunt Gives Firm Response

Reports emerged last Friday that the mining magnate, who also owns Mamelodi Sundowns, had received the backing of FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

In what SAFA described as a “significant” press conference in their invite to members of the media, the country’s football motherbody and Minister Nathi Mthethwa elaborated – at length, why Motsepe is gunning for the top job in African football administration.

Amaju Pinnick, the Nigeria FA president, threw his weight behind Motsepe, saying he would back the South African all the way despite the belief that it was he who would run for CAF presidency instead. 

Isha Johansen also endorsed Motsepe's candidacy. She is the president of the Sierra Leone FA. 

Botswana also joined forced with Nigeria and Sierra Leone - Motsepe, however, was not present to talk journalists through these latest developments.

Motsepe went into isolation last week after coming into contact with a person who tested positive for Covid-19. 

Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar is the current CAF president and was voted into that position back in March 2017, replacing Issa Hayatou, whose reign lasted nearly 30 years.

The CAF member associations will return to the polls next year and Ahmad has indicated that he wants another four-year term.

But with the controversy that has surrounded his tenure, he is then likely to face stiff competition – and Motsepe is expected to be confirmed as one of his rivals for the post.

Read: Hunt: It's More Of A Disadvantage 

Motsepe has been busy boosting the Downs squad this season! 

Modiba On His Versatile Role For Sundowns

Gerrard Praises Passionate Zungu On Rangers Debut

Teko: I Would’ve Won Everything With This Pirates


Top 5

Chiefs Conclude Zuma’s Internal Hearing

28 Nov 24, 2021 08:53 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Managers Who’ve Already Been Sacked This Season

Nov 08, 2021 12:26 PM in English Premier League

7 Players Xavi Could Get Rid Of At Barca

4 Nov 09, 2021 01:26 PM in LaLiga

Exclusive: Zungu Finally Talks About Party Allegations  

4 Nov 24, 2021 02:49 PM in Players Abroad

Gyan Sides With Bafana In Penalty Drama

6 Nov 24, 2021 01:25 PM in African Football

Fast Lane - New BMW Flex For Amakhosi Star?

4 Nov 26, 2021 12:35 PM in Stars & Their Cars

6 Man Utd Stars In Trouble Following Big Manager Decision

1 Nov 26, 2021 12:28 PM in English Premier League

Tower’s Palace - Mathoho’s Most Chilled Looks At Home

Nov 26, 2021 02:02 PM in Ballers Cribs & Travels

Katsande Showcases Big Business Billboard

8 Nov 25, 2021 09:30 AM in The Best Of The Rest

Sundowns’ R13m Onyango Dominates Chiefs Duo In TOTW Values

12 Nov 24, 2021 12:58 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

BREAKING! All The Ballon d'Or Nominees Revealed

5 Oct 08, 2021 06:33 PM in Ballon d’Or

Rulani: The Monkey Is Off Our Back Now

10 Nov 24, 2021 10:25 PM in Mamelodi Sundowns

12 Players Who Went Bankrupt

25 Dec 07, 2020 12:34 PM in World News

Why Chiefs Veteran Deserves New Deal

2 Nov 24, 2021 04:25 PM in Kaizer Chiefs