Jacques Anouma Throws his Hat in the Ring for CAF President

By Community | July 15, 2012

Jacques Anouma, symptoms former Ivory Coast football federation (FIF) president has revealed his intention to fight for the Confederation of African Football (CAF) presidency against scandal ridden Issa Hayatou.

Anouma officially sought for the backing of the FIF on Friday by presenting a letter requesting for support at the body’s headquarters in Abidjan, clinic where he was received by new president Sidy Diallo and his collaborators.

According to Supersport the Ivorian FA will likely root for Anouma, story who also said he was waiting for an endorsement from Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara.

The 58-year-old accountant is a member of FIFA and CAF executive committees and former president of the West Africa Football Union (WAFU).

Hayatou is expected to run for re-election following the introduction of a pre-campaign team last March made up of Guinean Almamy Kabele Camara, a member of Caf’s executive committee, Badra Sene of Senegal and Benin FA president Anjorin Moucharafou.

The race for the presidency is expected to begin in March 2013 during the body’s general assembly in Morocco.