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Sundowns boss Patrice Motsepe reveals 10-point CAF presidency manifesto

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Patrice Motsepe (Gallo Images)
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Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe has officially revealed his 10-point manifesto for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency on Thursday at the Sandton Convention Centre.

Motsepe unveiled his plans for African football in front of the minister of sport Nathi Mthethwa, South African Football Association (SAFA) president Danny Jordaan, Premier Soccer League (PSL) boss Irvin Khoza and other football dignitaries.

Alongside Motsepe vying for the CAF presidency is Augustin Senghor, president of the Senegalese Football Federation, former Ivorian Football Federation president Jacques Anouma and Ahmed Yahya, president of the Mauritanian Football Federation.

The above mentioned candidates will replace outgoing president Ahmad Ahmad who is ineligible to run for another term due to his 5-year suspension.

Motsepe, who is favourite to win the election, has already revealed that he intends to move CAF headquarters from Egypt, Cairo to South Africa with the base set to be in Johannesburg.

The election will take place in Rabat‚ Morocco on Friday, 12 March. 

The 2021 Patrice Motsepe CAF Presidency manifesto:

1. Investing in developing and growing football in each African country through sponsorships, private sector and other partners

2. Improving the efficiency and professionalism of CAF's competitions and its staff

3. Implementing and adhering to governance and auditing global best practices

4. Investing in African football infrastructure

5. Investing in our youth and in the future of African football.

6. Developing and growing women's football

7. Protecting the integrity and professionalising referees

8. Establishing Video Assistant Referees (VAR).

9. Statutory reforms

10. Partnerships with FIFA and other Continental governing bodies

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