By Angu Lesley
Football Writer kick442.com-Cameroon
The presidents of the Cameroon Football Federation Seidou Mbombo Njoya and his Guinean counterpart Antonio Souare have been cleared to run for Friday’s CAF executive committee members position.
Both men received the green light from the Swiss Court of Arbitration for Sports on Thursday, March 11 after they appealed the CAF governance decision to initially declare them ineligible for election into the position.
António Souare’s candidature was initially rejected based on the argument that he once had stakes in a betting company while the litigation against president Njoya’s election to office at FECAFOOT was used against his interest in the Excom seat.
Both men have been cleared and will be in the elections.
President António Souare who heads the Guinean Football Federation and owns Horoya AC will challenge Mustapha Ishola Raji who heads the Liberia Football Federation.
President Njoya on his part must topple incumbent CAF executive committee member Adoum Djibrine who is also president of the Chadian Football Federation.
Friday’s elections will have keen attention from Cameroon as the country hopes to recover its influential role in the continental football house.
Mbombo Njoya previously served at CAF and masters the politics of the institution thus making his return to the institution a bonus for CAF and Cameroon, not leaving out Cameroon Football.
Friday’s elections at CAF will also produce Ahmad Ahmad’s replacement in Patrice Motsepe of South Africa.
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