CAF Elections: List Of Candidates Officially Released!

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The list of contestants for the forthcoming Confederation of African Football (CAF) Elections slated for March 16, 2017 has been officially released.

Majority of the build-up to the much publicised elections expected in 13 days time has been about the battle for the president of the body with the incumbent Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Ahmad of Madagascar battling for the number one position.

Aside the battle for president, CAF Executive Committee members would also be elected for North Zone, West A Zone, West B Zone, Central Zone, Central-East Zone and Southern Zone. Elections would also take place for the female slot on the CAF Executive Committee as well as that of the African representative for the FIFA council.

FULL ELECTION LIST:

1. Election of the CAF President for the 2017-2021 cycle:

Outgoing President: Issa Hayatou (Cameroon)
Candidates: Ahmad (Madagascar) and Issa Hayatou (Cameroon)

2. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle North Zone (Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco, Tunisia):

Outgoing Member: Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria)
Candidates: Anwar El Tashani (Libya)
Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco)
Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria)

3. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle West A Zone (Cap-Verde, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Mauritania,
Senegal, Sierra Leone):

Outgoing Member: Amadou Diakité (Mali)
Candidates: Amadou Diakité (Mali)
Hassan Musa Bility (Liberia)

4. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle West B Zone (Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Niger, Nigeria, Togo):

Outgoing Member: Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin )

Candidates: Amavu Melvin Pinnick (Nigeria)

                     Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin)

5. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle Central Zone (Cameroon, Central Africa, Chad, Congo, Gabon, DR Congo, Equatorial
Guinea, Sao Tomé & Principe):

Outgoing Member: Adoum Djibrine (Chad)
Candidate: Adoum Djibrine (Chad)

6. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle Central-East Zone (Burundi, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia,
South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda):

Outgoing Member: Magdi Shams El Din (Sudan)
Candidates: Juneido Basha Tilmo (Ethiopia)
Magdi Shams El Din (Sudan)
Moses Magogo (Uganda)
Suleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti)

7. Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle Southern Zone (Angola, Botswana, Comoros, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius,
Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe):

Outgoing Members: Ahmad (Madagascar) 2 positions to fill
Suketu Patel (Seychelles)
Candidates: Danny Jordaan (South Africa)
Frans Mbidi (Namibia)
Rui Eduardo Da Costa (Angola)
Suketu Patel (Seychelles)

8. Female candidates
Candidates: Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone) 1 position to fill
Lydia Nsekera (Burundi)

9. Election of the African representative for the FIFA Council for the cycle 2017 – 2021

(a.) Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Category 1 position to fill
Candidates: Hani Abo Rida (Egypt)
Tarek Bouchamoui (Tunisia)

(b.) Francophone Category 1 position to fill
Candidates: Augustin Sidy Diallo (Cote d’Ivoire)
Omari Constant Selemani (RD Congo)

(c.) Anglophone Category 1 position to fill
Candidates: Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia)
Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana)
Leodegar Tenga (Tanzania)

(d.) Open Category 3 positions to fill with at least one female member
Candidates: Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea)
Chabur Goc (South Sudan)
Danny Jordaan (South Africa)
Lydia Nsekera (Burundi)
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