By Beng Emmanuel

Sports Writer, Cameroon

The Confederation of African Football, CAF has announced the body’s Presidential election initially planned for February 2021, has been postponed to March 2021.

This decision is among several others arrived at the end of an Executive Committee meeting on Tuesday, June 30, 2020.

The 42nd CAF Ordinary General Assembly has been rescheduled for December 2020 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia while the Elective General assembly will be held on March 12 2021 as stated.

Several high profile personalities are looking forward to running for the presidential race presently occupied by Ahmad Ahmad.

The former Madagascar Football Federation President has however not declared his intentions to run for a second mandate. He revealed on social media, he is yet to make a decision and emphasized that he is focused on the fight against the Coronavirus.

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This Pan-African Sports News Agency had earlier reported that CAF Executive Committee members had approved the candidacy of Ahmad and have thrown their support behind the current leader of the regulatory football body.

Meanwhile, 53-year-old former vice president of Burundi Football Federation, President Lydia Nsekera learned, is bracing up to challenge Ahmad for the hot seat. In 2012, she became the first woman to become a member of FIFA’s executive committee.

According to Saudi24news, Hani Abu Raida, former President of the Egyptian Football Federation and members of the Executive Bureau of the International and African Football Confederation alluded his candidacy to run in next year’s elections.

Ahmad Ahmad replaced Issa Hayatou in March 2017. He won 34 votes to 20 to end the Cameroonian’s 29 years reign in charge of the body.

President Ahmad’s first mandate ends in 2021.

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