CAF Disowns Liberia FA Boss Bid For FIFA Presidency

Confederation of Africa executive committee has distance itself from Liberia Football Association chairman Musa Bility’s bid to contest for the FIFA presidency in the February 2016 elections.

This is just as CAF set up a committee to consult with other Federations on the way forward in the on going reforms of the world soccer governing body.

Moreover, the CAF Executive Committee has unanimously proposed Hani Abo Rida and Constant Omari Selemani, African members on the FIFA Executive Committee, as CAF’s representatives on the ‘Task Force Reforms’ established by FIFA.

A release by CAF stated that Mr. Bility had tendered reasons why he is pushing for the FIFA presidency.

“After a fraternal exchange, full of sincerity and cordiality, the CAF Executive Committee decided unanimously not to offer the requested support of CAF to Mr. Musa Bility, whilst wishing him luck in the continuation of his endeavour.

To preserve the interests and unity of African football, it was agreed that Africa will give time to explore all options and decide,” said the CAF statement.

The CAF Executive Committee will meet on 27 and 28 October 2015, following the closure of nominations for the FIFA presidency.

Mr. Bility said: “I’m privileged to have had the opportunity to talk to the entire Caf executive committee, to answer questions – concerns, admirations – all the issues that are wrong with football we discussed. That was a privilege.

“I did not go to get a unanimous vote. I was given an opportunity to explain and lay my platform. That’s why I went and I’m happy I got it.

“There is a nomination process going on and the door for other people in African remains open. Until that door closes Caf cannot unanimously support me.

“Caf is the continent’s body and it has to listen to and review all options. It has to wait until the close of the nominations and then assess all the candidates before it makes a decision.” (Vanguard)
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