SA billionaire Patrice Motsepe sets his eyes on CAF presidency

SA billionaire Patrice Motsepe sets his eyes on CAF presidency

- Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe has been revealed as one of those competing for the CAF presidency

- Motsepe will be running alongside the current president Ahmed Ahmed and Jacques Anouma

- The news was recently announced by South African Football Federation (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan and South African Sports Minister Nathi Mthethwa during a conference

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58-year-old South African billionaire and owner of Mamelodi Sundowns football club, Patrice Motsepe has just been revealed as one of the candidates running for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidential role.

The current president of the CAF, Ahmed Ahmed will also be rerunning for the role despite having been implicated in a number of financial irregularities discovered during an audit of CAF in recent years. Also in the running is Jacques Anouma who was endorsed by Ivorian Football Federation (FIF.)

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Meanwhile, South Africans have shared their thoughts on Motsepe's decision to run for the CAF presidency online. Read a few of their thoughts below.

BhutikaBrian Fraud Shib said:

"CAF needs change for sure, Motsepe must bring about professionalism in that organisation. I still want to see CAF Champions league being on the same standard as UEFA champions league."

Sifiso said:

"This is strange. He is not even managing SAFA but he wants to manage CAF. He should run for SAFA first before getting to CAF. With African soccer politics at hand Patrice stands no chance. But we will see."

ScaraMyHero said:

"This would be very good for CAF and us as a country. I hope Motsepe wins this."
Patrice Motsepe runs for CAF presidency
Patrice Motsepe running for the CAF presidency, Mzansi approves. Source: @UsherKomugisha/Twitter
Source: Twitter

In other Patrice Motsepe news, the world is still coming to terms with the outcome of the recent US Elections which saw Joe Biden emerging as the nation's new leader. EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi evidently couldn't resist taking a jab at South African billionaire Patrice Motsepe over an embarrassing incident the businessman would probably rather forget.

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Ndlozi took to social media to post a clip of Motsepe professing Africa's love for Donald Trump at a World Economic Forum dinner in Switzerland where the billionaire infamously said it.

As supporters of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris celebrate their victory in the US presidential elections, EFF MP Mbuyiseni Ndlozi has poked fun at businessman Patrice Motsepe.

“Africa loves America, Africa loves you and it's very important for America to do well."

In response to Trump's loss at the polls, Ndlozi jokingly asked if anyone had checked in on Motsepe: "Has anyone checked on poor Patrice Motsepe... is he fine bandla (Africa Loves You)."

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