NFF takes position against Hayatou's 8th term bid for CAF president

NFF takes position against Hayatou's 8th term bid for CAF president

On Saturday Zuma was paid a visit by Cameroonian Hayatou at his home in Pretoria ahead of the CAF Super Cup final, which saw the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup face off against the victors of the CAF Champions League, the continent's two premier club competitions.

It is the first time such a summit has been held at which FIFA deals directly with all the leaders of African football.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino will be in South Africa and Zimbabwe this week to meet African football bosses and attend a birthday party.

The statement read in part: "He (President Zuma) thus assured his host (Mr Hayatou) of South Africa's flawless support for his candidacy for a new term at the helm of the CAF".

Juliet speaks exclusively to Ahmad Ahmad, the man seeking to unseat long-serving CAF president, Issa Hayatou.

Madagascar FA Boss Ahmad Ahmad challenges Issa Hayatou in March CAF elections
Madagascar FA Boss Ahmad Ahmad challenges Issa Hayatou in March CAF elections

The CAF election is billed for March 16, 2017, in Ethiopia.

In an exchange of letters published by local media last week, Hayatou threatened Chiyangwa with sanctions if he went ahead with the meeting, saying he had no right to call such a gathering.

Chiyangwa, recently elected head of southern Africa football umbrella football body COSAFA, has come under fire over his birthday celebrations.

Infantino´s presence in Harare is seen as a tacit sign of support for the anti-Hayatou camp.

Amaju Pinnick, president of the NFF, told the BBC the election will be "a defining moment for African football".

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