Guinea Bissau’s Nascimento unhappy after Hayatou loss

Guinea Bissau’s Nascimento unhappy after Hayatou loss
CAF President Issa Hayatou (L) with former FIFA boss Sepp Blatter

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 13:30

The Guinea Bissau FA boss, Opes Manuel Nascimento has said he is very disappointed that incumbent Issa Hayatou failed to retain the presidency of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat Hayatou 34 votes to 20 during the General Assembly head at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.

Speaking to, the out spoken Nascimento said he is in pain that delegates could not give Hayatou another term because he has developed football in the continent.

“It is unfortunate that my candidate had lost the elections. It is annoying that a FIFA president influenced this election for his own interest,” said Nascimento.

Last month during the Africa Cup of Nations in Gabon the Guinea Bissua FA President blasted the FIFA boss Gianni Infantino claiming that he was forcing Africans to make a decision on their own African football.

Nascimento said this is one of his worst days because African Football has been sold to the Europeans now.

“We cannot dance to the tunes of Infantino. I will contemplate if to remain in football or quit,” said the disappointed official.

He explained that it is unfortunate that Africa cannot decide the future of their own football and need the help of a FIFA President to come and dictate things.

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