Ivory Coast’s Seydou Doumbia (L) challenges Ghana’s Baba Rahman during the African Nations Cup final on Feb. 8, 2015. (Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh)
On Friday (Feb. 5), the executive committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided to nominate Sheikh Salman of Bahrainas its choice for FIFA president in the Feb. 26 elections. Typically, such a nomination by CAF suggests that the continent’s 54 bloc votes, the most in any region, would go to Sheikh Salman, thus giving him the edge over his other opponents, including South Africa’s Tokyo Sexwale.
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