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28 May 2015
4:23 pm

Caf opposed to FIFA elections postponement


In a statement issued on Thursday, the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) say they are opposed any postponement of the 65th FIFA Congress and the election for the presidency scheduled for 29 May, 2015, in Zurich.

Issa Hayatou, CAF President and Sepp Blatter, suspended FIFA President. (©Gavin Barker/BackpagePix)

At the confederation meeting held on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 in Zurich, CAF reiterated its support for the candidacy of incumbent Joseph Sepp Blatter during the election.

“It should be noted that CAF is following with particular attention the events happening in the football family at this time.

“CAF reaffirms its commitment to work and to cooperate in safeguarding the ethical and moral values that underlie the practice of the sport, its organization and administration; hence our full support to the measures initiated by FIFA in recent years in improving good governance.

“CAF reaffirms its readiness to cooperate in this direction with all the institutions that engage and subscribes to zero tolerance vis-a-vis offenders regardless of their profile or origin,” the statement read.