South Sudan FA President Chabur Goc has pulled out of the race to be a Fifa Council member during the polls scheduled for September 29.
Seven candidates, including two Confederation of African Football (Caf) vice presidents, are standing for election to be the continent’s two new representatives on the reformed Fifa Council next month.
Speaking exclusively to soka25east.com Chabur said “Sometime in life we have to reach some undesirable decisions.It has been difficult to get the number that we want without creating an alliance with French speaking countries”
“I have written a letter to Caf withdrawing my candidature from the race for Fifa council member. I want to thanks to all friends who supported me during my campaign,” Chabur added
Africa is to get two additional seats on Fifa’s cabinet, which has been significantly expanded as part of reforms introduced by the new president of world soccer’s governing body, Gianni Infantino. The pair will be decided in a vote in Cairo on Sept. 29.
Caf first vice president Suketu Patel from the Seychelles and second vice president Almamy Kabele Camara of Guinea have been nominated as well as two other members of Caf’s executive committee; Ghana Football Association president Kwesi Nyantakyi and his counterpart from Madagascar, Ahmad.
The three other candidates were FA presidents from Niger, Senegal and South Sudan — Hamidou Djibrilla, Augustin Senghor and Chabur.