Caf refuses to support Liberia’s Musa Bility for Fifa presidency

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Liberian FA chair, Musa Bility will not get the backing of Caf for the Fifa presidency, the African governing body has said.

Bility had announced his intention to stand for office in June, joining big wigs Michel Platini of Uefa, former Portugal captain Luis Figo, Brazil legend Zico and Prince Ali bin Hussein of Jordan, among many others.

“After a fraternal exchange, full of sincerity and cordiality, the Caf Executive Committee decided unanimously not to offer the requested support of Caf to Mr. Musa Bility, whilst wishing him luck in the continuation of his endeavour,” Caf issued a statement on Thursday.

Instead, Goal has learnt that Caf could favour a contender from Asia when voting to fill the position being vacated by Sepp Blatter comes up in February 2016.

A source in the Nigeria Football Federation told Goal during the week that Africa has a soft spot for Asia but discussions are still ongoing.

The likelihood of Caf supporting Uefa’s Platini has always been tricky following the French man’s tough stance on issues involving the continent in the past.

With Caf’s recent statement backing out from supporting Bility, the final decision would be made in late October when the Executive Committee meets after all nominations would have been made.

Also, the Caf Executive Committee has unanimously proposed Hani Abo Rida and Constant Omari Selemani, African members on the Fifa Executive Committee, as Caf’s representatives on the ‘Task Force Reforms’ established by Fifa.