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Football | Africa

Caf turns down Anouma’s bid



The election commission of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) rejected Jacques Anouma’s (former Ivorian FA president) application to run for the presidency of the continent’s football body on Monday.

Caf revised the election laws last September, during its general assembly in Seychelles. The laws now require a presidential aspirant to be an executive committee (EC) member to be eligible.

Anouma is not a voted EC member of Caf and only sits on the committee because he is a member of the Fifa executive committee. According to the revised laws, this makes him ineligible to run for president.

The 58-year-old accountant said he will take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas). Last month the court threw out a complaint from the Liberia Football Federation, which requested the suspension of the recently adopted election laws.

A number of African observers say incumbent president Issa Hayatou, who has held the post since 1988, was behind the amendment in order to hinder strong candidates, like Anouma, from running.

The election will be held hold next March in Morocco.

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