11 February 2016

Africa: South Sudan Declares Support for Shaikh Salman

"The South Sudan Football Association (SSFA) is committed to follow the decision of CAF Executive Committee to back Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa", president of SSFA, Chabur Goc Alei wrote in a letter on Monday, 8 February 2016 to CAF.

The latter wanted to leave no ambiguity to thrive and thus affirmed his federation's unconditional support for the decision taken by the CAF Executive Committee on 5 February 2016 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The clarification by the SSFA president had become necessary following an earlier publication by the federation citing their support to another candidate, a position that Chabur Goc Alei explains was due to the fact that his outfit was yet to receive an official communication from CAF on the decision of the CAF Executive Committee before making public their choice.

"We would like to apologize to all member associations of CAF and our candidate for the FIFA presidency Sheikh Salman," he concluded.

Reacting to the letter, CAF 1st Vice-President, Suketu Patel, while commending the foresight and accuracy of mind of the SSFA president, reminded all hoping to break up the sacred union and solidarity that have always been put in the African football family and destabilizing the business are bound to failure.

Patel reiterated that at the time the decision taken on 5 February 2016 by the CAF Executive Committee, to support the FIFA presidential candidacy of Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, was carefully considered and was in the best interest of African football.


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