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Businessman, Patrice Motsepe is expected to announce his candidacy for the CAF presidency on Monday.

Motsepe has received the backing of the SA Football Association and the endorsement of the Council for East and Central Africa Football Association (Cecafa).

But crucially, he has reportedly been endorsed by Fifa president Gianni Infantino to challenge incumbent president Ahmad Ahmad, who is vying for a second term.

The Mamelodi Sundowns president is not a stranger to football, having formed part of the Nelson Mandela-led delegation that went to Zurich for the 2010 World Cup bid announcement in 2004.

He has established Sundowns as a force on the continent and his popularity has grown significantly in recent years as a result of his team’s progress in the Caf Champions League.

Also in the running is Ivory Coast’s Jacques Anouma.

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