Liberian Football Association (LFA) president Musa Bility has thrown his weight behind the candidature of Ahmad Ahmad for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency in the next month’s polls.
“I’ve officially endorsed the candidacy of Mr. Ahmad today,” Musa went public on Football Africa Arena (FAA) this evening.
Ahmad, the president of Malagasy Football Federation (MFF) is challenging the incumbent Issa Hayatou, who has held the position since 1988 and is gunning for a record 8th term.
Musa, a one-time aspirant for the FIFA presidency hinged his decision on the need for regime change at the Cairo hosted continental football body.
“It’s time to move beyond a three decades long reign. CAF is not a kingdom. I think there could never have been a better time to honor the life president Hayatou with a befitting event and bring this era to an end. I’m standing up for change join me,” he posted on the influential WhatsApp group.
He added, “Either we perish fighting for change or live on like chickens. I’ll rather perish fighting to give Africa the joy football brings into our homes and communities than living on explaining why we are not going anywhere.”
The endorsement is another shot in the arm for Ahmad’s candidature which has received the backing of the Southern African regional football block COSAFA, as well as the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) boss Amaju Pinnick.
Ahmad is expected in Kenya Sunday 26th on a vote hunting mission.
The elections will take place during the CAF General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in March.