President of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, Patrice Motsepe has assured FIFA President Gianni Infantino that all CAF member countries will vote for his re-election bid.
Motsepe gave the assurance at the 44th Ordinary General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football held in Arusha, Tanzania on Wednesday, August 10.
Infantino announced his re-election bid for president of FIFA for a third term back in March as elections will be held at the 73rd FIFA Congress next year.
Addressing the congress, Motsepe said, “We discussed at the executive committee meeting that in recognition of the huge contributions, commitment and track record that you’ve built in terms of improving African football, all 54 member nations have taken a resolution to vote for you (Gianni Infantino) for re-election.
“He has shown so much commitment and love to football in Africa. I’ve been honoured whilst visiting about 30 nations over the last year, to hear the people who love football on the African continent as well as the presidents of football in all of the 54 African nations.
“They’ve said that the work Gianni Infantino has done, the visible improvements and the contribution to African football is greatly appreciated.”