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11 Nov 2020
5:02 am

Questions around choice of Motsepe

Editorials

Until we hear from him, it is hard to know how serious this candidacy really is.

Cosafa backs Patrice Motsepe for Caf presidency (Picture: Lefty Shivambu/Gallo Images.)

The nomination by South African Football Association (Safa) of Patrice Motsepe as their candidate to take over as president of the Confederation of Football (CAF) was made official on Monday, but it remains to be seen how much of a chance he has of leading the continental game. Nigerian Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick said he was “100%” sure Motsepe would be the next president, but his is currently one of only three national associations – Sierra Leone and Botswana are the others – backing Safa. Motsepe’s nomination also appeared hastily delivered, just a few days before CAF’s deadline, when...