Cairo - The Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Wednesday opposed the
postponing of Friday's FIFA presidential election after soccer's
governing body was rocked by a corruption scandal.
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Confederation of African Football opposes any postponement of the 65th
FIFA Congress and the presidency election scheduled on May 29, 2015 in
Zurich," the CAF said in a statement issued on its website.
a meeting of the federation held on May 27, 2015 in Zurich, CAF
reiterated its support for Sepp Blatter's candidacy," it said referring
to FIFA's president who is seeking a re-election.
FIFA was rocked
on Wednesday with the arrest of several of its officials on corruption
charges, but it was adamant that its congress and leadership vote would
go ahead as planned this week.
But leading figures in the global
game, as well as newspapers around the world, said such a stand was
untenable after US prosecutors said their investigation had unearthed
the "World Cup of fraud".
Swiss authorities said on Thursday there
were no plans as yet to question FIFA's 79-year-old veteran leader
Blatter in their investigation.