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Africa supports re-election of FIFA-boss Infantino

Gianni Infantino gives a speech during a meeting of the CAF.

During the congress of the CAF in the Egyptian resort of Sharm El Sheikh spoke to African countries in their support for the 48-year-old Swiss, who are eligible for re-election. On June 5, 2019 elect the members of the FIFA in the French capital, Paris a president for the next four years. For now, Infantino is no competition from a rival.

Infantino, who is in 2016 has been appointed as the successor of the opgestapte Sepp Blatter, are in any case assured of 54 votes from Africa. This means a lot to me,” said Infantino, who at the CAF congress was present. ,,Africa is the future.” The chairman of the global bond praised the decision of the African countries in order to take advantage of videoarbitrage. ,,It shows that the CAF the modern voetballijn follows.”

CAF president Ahmad Ahmad stressed that Africa needs to modernise. He pointed to the proved disappointing world cup, where Egypt, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal and Tunisia all were caught in the group stage. ,,We need to ensure democracy and transparency in the CAFÉ, to the status of the African football again to brush up.”

The national associations chose Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi as a new representative on the board of the FIFA. Nyamilandu was preferred to the South African Danny Jordaan and takes the place of the Ghanaian Kwesi Nyantakyi, who in the summer had resigned because of corruption.

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