Patrice Motsepe officially elected CAF President

Patrice Motsepe
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Mamelodi Sundowns Chairman Patrice Motsepe has officially been elected the eighth Confederation of African Football President (CAF) making him the first English speaking administrator in the elective progress in Rabat, Morocco.

Motsepe is the first South African to be elected to the position succeeding Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar after standing unopposed at CAF’s 43rd General Assembly when a deal that saw Motsepe’s rivals withdraw their candidacies. He will serve a four year term until the next elective congress in 2025.

He will therefore step down as President of Mamelodi Sundowns, leaving his son Tlhopie Motsepe as chairman in his absence.

In his manifesto Motsepe outlined 10 point plan of action which included the following:

  • Investing in developing and growing football in each African country through sponsorships, private sector and other partners.
  • Improving the efficiency and professionalism of CAF’s competitions and its staff.
  • Implementing and adhering to governance and auditing global test practises.0
  • Investing in our African football infrastructure
  • Investing in our youth and in the future of African football
  • Developing and growing women’s football.
  • Protecting the integrity and professionalising referees
  • Establishing Video Assistant Referees (VAR)
  • Statutory reforms.
  • Partnerships with FIFA and other continental governing bodies