The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has said incumbent president; Issa Hayatou has received the support of South African President, Jacob Zuma ahead of elections in the African football governing body. The President Jacob Zuma endorsement was made public on Saturday February 18, 2017, during an audience the South African leader granted the incumbent president of the Confederation of African Football at his residence in Pretoria.
The corrupt and inefficient South African ANC politician who keeps surviving numerous vote of no confidence assured Issa Hayatou of South Africa’s “flawless support” for his candidacy for a new term at the head of CAF. The audience included a cream of Zuma’s men noted for tarnishing the reputation of the ANC: Minister of Sport and Recreation, Fikile Mbalula, South African Football Association president, Danny Jordaan, the President of the Mamelodi Sundowns football club and Patrice Motsepe.
The support comes a week after the Council of Southern African Football Associations (Cosafa) said it had endorsed Madagascar’s FA president, Ahmad Ahmad as candidate for the continental soccer body. The elections have been slated for March in Addis Ababa. Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou known as the African football dictator is seeking an eight mandate at the helm of the African soccer body which he has managed since 1998.