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Anouma, Bouchamaoui, Selemani battle for FIFA seats

By Lexi Elo

Incumbent Jacques Anouma from Cote d’Ivoire, Tarek Bouchamaoui of Tunisia and DR Congo’s Omari Selemani are seeking for votes to occupy two of Africa’s four seats on the 25-man FIFA Executive Committee, one of the key issues for today’s 37th CAF Ordinary General Assembly in Egypt.

Officials from the 54 member nations of CAF arrived in Cairo on Sunday, and will sit to deliberate on a proposal to scrap age limit for CAF office holders, formalize rules on future elections into FIFA seats and choose two of Anouma, Bouchamaoui and Selemani to join CAF President Issa Hayatou and Egypt’s Hani Aboo Rida on the panel of world football’s highest authority.[pro_ad_display_adzone id=”10″]

NFF President Amaju Pinnick and General Secretary Mohammed Sanusi joined FIFA President Sepp Blatter, CAF President Hayatou, members of CAF Executive Committee and dignitaries from world football’s top echelon at a dinner in Cairo on Monday evening.

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Presently, Hayatou is joined on the FIFA panel by Rida, Anouma and Algeria FA boss Mohamed Raouraoua. But Raouraoua, who defeated Nigeria’s Ibrahim Galadima for the post at the Congress in Sudan in 2011, has stepped down, as a result of personal conviction that he has lost the support of President Hayatou.‎

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