Ivorian football administrator Jacques Anouma, has withdrawn from the CAF Presidential race and has since backed South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe.
Anouma who is a former FIFA Council member threw in the towel for the CAF top job on Friday.
“After several reflections and consultations, I decided to give up my candidacy for the election to the presidency of CAF,” Anouma told an Ivorian TV programme on Friday.
On Saturday, Anouma, and fellow candidates Senegal’s Augustin Senghor and Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania will sign an agreement in Nouakchott, the capital of Mauritania in the presence of FIFA president Gianni Infantino.
They will agree to give up their bids in exchange for the post of advisor and two vice-presidencies respectively.
The election takes place in Rabat, Morocco, on March 12.
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