CAF President Ahmad Ahmad Confirms Running For Second Term In Office

President of the Confederation of African Football Ahmad Ahmad has announced his intention to run for a second term in office.

The next election for positions in the African football governing body is scheduled for March 12, 2021 in Morocco.

“I accepted to be a candidate while listening to the presidents of the federation, around 46 of whom asked me after receiving my assessment of my initial mandate,” Ahmad told BBC Sport Africa.

“As I have previously announced, I said I would pursue a second mandate if the need was there.

“This is an outcome of working together, of management which involves everybody, which has been happening since 2017.

The President of the Nigeria Football Federation, Amaju Pinnick is a potential rival that could face the 60-year-old Madagascan in the race for the top CAF job.

Pinnick, a former Caf vice-president, said he was considering his options for the position last month but Ahmad remains unfazed by any challenge.

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Egypt's Amr Fahmy, a former Caf General Secretary, also announced his candidacy for the presidency seat but lost his battle with cancer earlier this year.

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