Frontline CAF Presidential candidate and South Africa’s mining Billionaire, Patrice Motsepe has unfolded his manifesto ahead of the March 12 election holding in Rabat Morocco.
At the event which took place at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on Thursday, Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick, the chieftain of the NFF, was one of the pillars lending support to the media-shy Motsepe.
The South African, for whom, Pinnick dropped his presidential ambition, is contesting the election almost as a preferred candidate. With the incumbent, Ahmad of Madagascar disqualified along with his erstwhile deputy, Constant Selemani Omari who is seeking a place again in FIFA Council, Motsepe has three others to contend with.
They are: Jacques Anouma of Cote d’Ivoire, Augustin Senghor of Senegal and Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya. On Thursday, Motsepe launched his ten-point manifesto tagged: ‘Building African Football To Be The Best In The World’.
Pinnick and Cosafa (Council of Southern Africa Football Associations) president Philip Chiyangwa attended Motsepe’s launch.
Both were influential‚ along with South African Football Association (Safa) and Caf vice-president Danny Jordaan‚ in Madagascan Ahmad unseating 29-year incumbent Issa Hayatou in the Caf elections of March 2017 in Addis Ababa‚ Ethiopia.