Patrice Motsepe Doubles down in His Bid to Become CAF President

Patrice Motsepe Doubles down in His Bid to Become CAF President

- SA mining mogul and billionaire Patrice Motsepe is really gunning for the title of CAF president

- In a bid to strengthen his campaign, Motsepe is traveling to Qatar after just returning from a week-long stay in Cameroon

- Motsepe is up against Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania), Augustine Senghor (Senegal), and Jacques Anouma for the president title

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South African mining mogul and billionaire Patrice Motsepe means business as he is trying to secure himself the president of CAF title. Motsepe is headed to Qatar after arriving home from a week-long stay in Cameroon.

As part of his campaign to strengthen his chances while he runs for the CAF presidency, Motsepe has visited almost all 54-member associations, although he was not the only contender who made this decision as those he is up against were on the same track, also showing up in Cameroon last week.

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Motsepe is up against Ahmed Yahya (Mauritania), Augustine Senghor (Senegal), and Jacques Anouma for the president title and he seems to be taking his competition very seriously indeed by the looks of things.

Meanwhile, locals have had this to say about his ventures:

@original_trev said:

"I'm a bit concerned that while traveling Africa to get votes, millions of South Africans in amateur football stranded without funding n jobs. #justsaying"

@ndiligeza said:

"I wonder what we as South Africans think we gonna change in Africa kodwa behlulwa yiBafana ne PSL"

@WilliamSaul10 said:

"I wish Mr Motsepe good luck with this, difficult association"

@Norms4321 said:

"I wasn't aware Motsepe was running for CAF presidency. Good luck"
Patrice Motsepe Doubles down in His Bid to Become CAF President

Patrice Motsepe during his West Africa. Image: @SAFA_net
Source: Twitter

Briefly.co.za previously reported that South African Billionaire and mining mogul Patrice Motsepe has been cleared by FIFA to run for the presidency. The Mamelodi Sundowns club owner was nominated by SAFA for the position after it became open last year.

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Not too long thereafter, FIFA had suspended Motsepe's candidacy after reportedly needing to do further integrity checks for Motsepe before he could be added to the list of viable candidates.

FIFA has since sent a confirmation email to Motsepe revealing that he has been deemed an eligible candidate for the CAF presidency also adding that he also qualifies for the FIFA Vice-Presidency.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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