- The Confederation of African Football will be backing FIFA President Gianni Infantino for re-election
- Gianni Infantino will be seeking re-election ahead with a year left on his second term in charge of football's world governing body
- CAF President Dr Patrice Motsepe confirmed Africa's support for Infantino at the 44th General Assembly in Tanzania
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) will give its support to Gianni Infantino in next year's FIFA elections.
The Swiss football administrator is seeking re-election with a year left in his second term in charge of the world governing body.
And at the 44th General Assembly of CAF, President, Dr Patrice Mostepe confirmed the continent's support for Infantino's bid.
"We discussed at the executive committee meeting that in recognition of the huge contributions, commitment and the track record that you've built in terms of improving African football, all 54 member nations have taken a resolution to vote for you (Gianni Infantino) for re-election," said Motsepe.
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"He has shown so much commitment and love to football in Africa. I've been honoured whilst visiting about 30 nations over the last year, to hear the people who love football on the African continent as well as the presidents of football in all of the 54 African nations.
"They've said that the work Gianni Infantino has done, the visible improvements and the contribution to African football is greatly appreciated."
Gianni Infantino was re-elected as FIFA President in 2019 after first assuming office in 2016.
As it stands, no other person has declared interest in running for the position ahead of 73rd FIFA Congress next year.
CAF launches African Super Cup with winner set to receive $11.5 million
Earlier, Sports Brief reported that the Confederation of African Football has announced the introduction of the African Super League.
CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe, revealed the inaugural edition of the tournament will begin later his month at the 44th edition of CAF's General Assemble.
In a statement posted on CAF's official website, the winner of the competition will walk home with $11.5 million.