The head of African football says his entire continent will back Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president next month.
Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, made the comment in his speech at the opening of its congress in Cairo on Tuesday. Blatter was also present.
Hayatou referred to Blatter as “dear Sepp,” and said CAF’s 54 member countries would all vote for the 79-year-old Swiss in FIFA’s presidential election in Zurich on May 29.
Hayatou said Blatter was “at home” in Africa and not in “hostile territory,” an apparent reference to the criticism Blatter received when he attended the UEFA congress last month.
Africa is a strong base of support for Blatter and has traditionally voted as a block for him.
Meanwhile the TT Pro League football championship is into its final stages and focus in particular will be on doubleheaders carded for this evening at the Marvin Lee and Ato Boldon Stadium.
The longstanding leaders Central FC oppose sixth-placed Jabloteh from 6 pm at the Marvin Lee Stadium where Couva-rivals and second-placed W Connection,three points adrift of Central and a game extra, will also be in action against fourth-placed Defence Force from 8 pm.
Simultaneously at the Ato Boldon Stadium, cellar-placed St. Ann’s Rangers will meet fifth-placed Point Fortin Civic from 6 pm. And eight-placed Caledonia AIA are against seventh-placed Police FC from 8.