Wednesday Mar 15, 2017. 14:30
Former President of the South Sudan FA, Chabur Goc has said he is waiting for the FIFA to clear him so that he can stand during the elections on Thursday to be a member of FIFA’s Council.
“I am hoping that FIFA’s ethics committee clear me so that I can contest,” Chabur told Africafootball.com
Last week it was communicated that Chabur and President of the South African Football Associations (SAFA), Daniel Alexander Jordan and Zambia’s Kalusha Bwalya had pulled out of the race for a place on the Fifa Council.
The Confederation of African Football (CAF), who will have the Assembly on Thursday in Addis Ababa, later clarified that Chabur is still in the race because the South Sudan FA who elected a new interim executive were late to withdraw his name.
Chabur explained that he never withdrew from the race. The South Sudan official will become a member of the FIFA Council if he is cleared and will together be with Almany Kabel Camar and Burundi’s Lydia Nsekera on the open category ticket. Jordaan who opted out was also in this category.
Besides the tough contest expected between Ahmad Ahamd challenging incumbent Issa Hayatou for presidency, the race to be on the FIFA council for the Anglophone category between Kwesi Nyantaky (Ghana) and Tanzania’s Leodegar Tenga is also expected to be explosive.
Many think that Tenga who was President for the Council for East and Central Africa Football Associations (Cecafa) for over five years is a better candidate because of his openness.
South Africa’s Jordaan remains a candidate against Frans Mbidi (Namibia), Rui Eduardo Da Costa (Angola) and Suketu Patel (Seychelles) to be elected on the CAF executive from the Southern Zone.
The other zones that will send representatives to the CAf executive committee include the Centarl zone, central East Zone and also one female candidate. Nsekera is contesting against Isha Johansen from Sierra Leone.