Mauritania: CAF Candidate Won’t Withdraw

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NOUAKCHOTT, 8 January 2021 – Mauritania has no intention to withdraw its candidate, Ahmed ould Yahya, for the position of president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

There will be “no rallying possible… our decision is irrevocable,” the online portal wrote Thursday.

Mauritanian candidate for CAF presidency, Ahmed ould Yahya

Mauritania’s Ahmed ould Yahya – Photo Eg24News

“Mauritania is, of course, open to any rally for the benefit of its candidate,” added, citing Mauritanian government officials.

CAF will convene in elective assembly next March in Morocco.

The lone agenda of the session will be to elect one of the four candidates to the position of CAF President.

Applications must be validated no later than next January 12.

Outgoing CAF President Ahmad Ahmad (first elected in 2017) has been ban for five years by FIFA on allegations of corruption.

He finally decided last October that he was running for re-election.


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January 8, 2021

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