Praia, January 23 (APS) – Augustin Senghor, president of the Senegalese Football Federation (FSF), said on Saturday in Praia that he was the favorite candidate for the election of the president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) .
I often don’t make up my mind quickly. But when I decide to go there, I go for it all and that’s why I present myself as the favorite of this election through my projects and my experience, ”he said.
Augustin Senghor speaking at a press conference on the sidelines of a General Assembly of Zone A of the Union of West African Football Federations (UFOA) in the capital of Cape Verde.
The president of the FSF who recalls having started his campaign with Senegal, the “football federation requests it, with the support of the government and the Senegalese people.”
Augustin Senghor wanted, he said, to go to Praia to present his candidacy to his colleagues in West Zone U of the UFO.
“In colorful language, I can say that after the house I am in the big yard, which is the UFOA zone A. And I was really looking forward to doing it outside of this general assembly,” he said.
After presenting a program with 11 proposals, the head of the FSF said to invite all candidates to a debate around the project of each of them.
“My goal is for the African Football Confederation to win this election on the night of March 12,” he told the audience.
He refused to assume any responsibility for the publication of press articles likely to denigrate his competitors.
In Praia, he spoke in the presence of Guinean Antonio Souaré, president of his country’s football federation, his counterparts in Cape Verde, Liberia, Gambia and Guinea-Bissau.
Mali and Sierra Leone were represented at the UFO Zone A general assembly by an official from their federation. Mauritania, invited to this meeting, according to the organizing committee, was not represented.
The election of the president of the CAF will take place on March 12 in Rabat.
Three other African football personalities ran in the election: the head of the Mauritanian Football Federation, Ahmed Yahya, a former president of the Ivorian Football Federation, Jacques Anouma, and South African Patrice Motsepe, who runs the Mamelodi Sundowns club in his country.