Confederation of African Football (CAF) promises support for Sepp Blatter's FIFA presidency bid in upcoming election

Sepp Blatter, FIFA President

Africa will support Sepp Blatter in next year’s FIFA presidential election, the Confederation of African Football said on Saturday after a meeting of its executive committee in the Ethiopian capital.

It is a symbolic boost for the 78-year-old Swiss incumbent, who announced this month he would be standing for a fifth term in a reversal of previous promises to retire at the end of his current term.

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