63 FIFA confirm Champagne, Prince Ali, five others for presidential elections
FIFA has confirmed the seven candidates who have been nominated to run for presidency of football’s world governing body.
Monday was the deadline for candidates to submit their names and FIFA have recognised seven entries, including South African businessman and former apartheid activist Tokyo Sexwale.
member associations have proposed, in due time and form, seven candidates for the presidential election to take place at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich on 26 February 2016,” reads a statement on FIFA’s official website.
“The candidates proposed are HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Mr. Musa Hassan Bility, Mr. Jerome Champagne, Mr. Gianni Infantino, Mr. Michel Platini, H.E. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Mr. Tokyo Sexwale.”
The organisation has also clarified the situation surrounding Michel Platini, who is currently serving out a 90-day ban handed down by the organisation’s Ethics Committee.
“Given that Michel Platini is currently provisionally banned from taking part in any football-related activity, his candidature will not be processed by the Adhoc Electoral Committee as long as such ban is valid and in force,” the statement continued.
“Should such a ban be lifted or expire before the FIFA presidential election, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee would decide, depending on the respective exact point in time, on how to proceed with the candidature concerned.