— Posted August 11, 2022
Gianni Infantino is heading straight, and without visible obstacles, towards a new term as FIFA President. The Italian-Swiss leader does not yet have a declared opponent for the election, scheduled for next year during the body’s 73rd congress. And he multiplies the support. The latest came from the Confederation of African Football (CAF). Meeting in general assembly on Wednesday August 10 in Arusha (Tanzania), the continental body gave its votes to the outgoing president. Patrice Motsepe, the president of CAF, assured that the 54 member associations will vote next year for Gianni Infantino. “We discussed at the executive committee meeting that in recognition of the enormous contributions, commitment and track record you have built in terms of improving African football, the 54 member nations have taken a resolution to vote for you. for re-election“, announced the South African billionaire, speaking to Gianni Infantino, present Wednesday in Arusha. First elected to head FIFA in February 2016, Italo-Switzerland was re-elected unopposed in 2019. With 54 member countries, CAF represents more than a quarter of the 211 associations affiliated to FIFA.