Patrice Motsepe has competition for top spot in CAF presidency race

Patrice Motsepe has competition for top spot in CAF presidency race

- Patrice Motsepe has thrown his hat in for the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF)

- However, there is stiff competition as the current president is running for a second term

- Three other candidates are also in the running including Jacques Anouma, of the Ivory Coast Football Federation, Augustin Senghor, president of Senegal FA and Ahmed Yahya head of the Mauritanian federation (FFRIM)

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The race is heating up for the top spot in the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency race.

Patrice Motsepe was endorsed on Monday by Danny Jordaan and Minister of Sport Nathi Mthethwa for the 2021 election.

This would place Motsepe in opposition to the current president Ahmad Ahmad who is running for another term according to Kickoff.

Patrice Motsepe is in the running for the CAF presidency. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen

Patrice Motsepe has serious competition in the race for the CAF presidency. Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Global Citizen
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Motsepe's decision came as a bit of a surprise and has already received support from the likes of Sierra Leone, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Nigeria which has undoubtedly gotten Ahmad a but worried.

SA billionaire Patrice Motsepe sets his eyes on CAF presidency

Jacques Anouma, of the Ivory Coast Football Federation, has also confirmed his decision to run in the race.

To make matters more complicated Augustin Senghor, president of Senegal FA and Ahmed Yahya head of the Mauritanian federation (FFRIM) are also running for the top spot.

The five candidates are going to make for a dramatic election next year for the CAF presidency which has the added bonus of the FIFA vice-presidency.

Earlier, Briefly.co.za reported that Rulani Mokwena has set his heart on making the Mamelodi Sundowns the best football team on the African Continent, which been labelled the 'impossible dream'.

Mokwena returned as assistant coast to Pitso Mosimane at the Sundown last week after leaving three years ago to join rivals Orlando Pirates in 2017.

Briefly.co.za learned that the 33-year-old taskmaster has high expectations for his coaching staff:

"Well, it's a very simple thing. They say teamwork makes the dreams work. And the dream that we have is known by many," Mokwena said.
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President of the Mamelodi Sundowns Patrice Motsepe wants the club to excel.

In other 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.

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.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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