Pierre Alain Mounguengui will officially face four rivals to retain his seat as the president of Gabon Football Association (Fegafoot) at the national polls set for March 31.
The Fegafoot Electoral Commission cleared five candidates to vie for the top seat after a vetting process that was conducted by its officials and which was completed on Monday at the football governing body headquarters.
Other aspirants gunning for the top seat include Bosco Alaba Fall, Blanchard Paterne Andoume, Xavier Bourdette Placide, Jérôme Efong Nzolo who were formally cleared on Thursday, a day to the end of seven days nomination exercise which was supervised by Feguifoot’s electoral commission.
The electoral commission also announced that it has rejected nomination papers of three candidates namely Henri Nsié Obame, Gisèle Okome Ebanéga and Brice Mbika Ndjambou.
Fegafoot said it would not comment further on the reasons for trio exclusion, which they can challenge at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.