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Sexwale backed for FIFA hotseat

2015-10-27 08:00
Tokyo Sexwale has been tipped as a candidate for the Fifa presidency. PHOTO: Markus Schreiber

Cape Town - The South African Football Association's National Executive Committee has given it's full backing to Tokyo Sexwale as their candidate for the FIFA presidency.

The former political prisoner confirmed his intention to run for the presidency and will come up against UEFA president Michel Platini, Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, ex-Fifa official Jérôme Champagne and former Trinidad and Tobago international David Nakhid.

"The brand of Fifa is severely damaged today following various scandals and other allegations that we are hearing about," Sexwale told reporters.

"It needs to be restored. I will not disappoint you," he added.

Following Sexwale's revelation that he would be running for the presidency, SAFA's NEC have moved quickly to pledge their support.

"It was a unanimous decision and we will now move to engage CAF on our decision and see how we can coordinate our decisions going forward," said SAFA President Danny Jordaan.

"We will also engage various other federations together with Mr Sexwale to enlist their support because his victory will usher in a new era not only for the continent but the entire world."

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