Africa Roundup: 46 Nations Want CAF Boss Ahmad To Serve Second Term
Zeeshan Mehtab 1 month ago Mon 26th October 2020 | 08:50 PM
Johannesburg, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 26th Oct, 2020 ) :A letter has been sent to Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad from 46 of the 54 member associations requesting him to run for a second four-year term.
Philip Chiyangwa, president of southern African football body COSAFA, confirmed to AFP that a letter supporting Ahmad had been delivered to the former Malagasy politician.
A simple majority -- 28 votes if each association participates -- is required to win the election but no official has announced their candidacy.
Ahmad scored a stunning victory three years ago over incumbent Issa Hayatou, a Cameroonian who had ruled African football for 29 years.
The letter praised Ahmad, but made no mention of various controversies surrounding him, including being probed by the FIFA ethics committee for alleged financial irregularities, which he denies.
Senegal Top-ranked African football nation Senegal are discussing with Guinea-Bissau the possibility of playing the two 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers between them next month in Portugal because of Covid-19.
South Africa Mamelodi Sundowns made an impressive start in pursuit of a fourth straight South African Premiership title by winning 3-0 at Kaizer Chiefs with new signings Peter Shalulile and Kermit Erasmus among the goals.
Themba Zwane, voted South African Player of the Season and Players' Player of the Season last week, completed the rout by converting a penalty behind closed doors in Johannesburg due to the coronavirus.
Orlando Pirates, considered one of the likeliest challengers to Sundowns, drew 1-1 away to AmaZulu, who signed 10 players during the close season in an attempt to stop being perennial strugglers.
Among those yellow-carded in the match by referee Safwat Merghani was Hilal defender Samawal Merghani, his younger brother.
Egypt Zamalek can clinch second place in the Egyptian Premier League and qualification for the 2021 CAF Champions League by defeating mid-table visitors Ismaily this week.
But if the White Knights fail to secure maximum points, they could lose out to third-place Pyramids, whose final fixture is at home this Saturday to Al Mokawloon Al Arab, the club immediately below them.
Democratic Republic of Congo-born Tuisila Kisinda and Junior Waziri scored for Yanga after the Dar es Salaam club had fallen behind to a Hassan Kabunda goal.
Neither ice cream company club Azam nor defending champions Simba, who lie fourth, were in action at the weekend.