Should Tokyo con­test the Fifa pres­i­dency?

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. Carry on

Vic­tor, Mpumalanga

Yes, he must con­test, ir­re­spec­tive of Con­fed­er­a­tion of African Foot­ball (CAF) sup­port.

Any­thing can hap­pen Matlala, Gaut­eng

He must go ahead. If Africa doesn’t back him, that doesn’t mean he has to pull out. Any­thing can hap­pen, as the vot­ing is se­cret.

No chance Is­mail M Moolla, KwaZulu-Na­tal

Tokyo does not stand a chance against Sheikh Sal­man Bin Ibrahim al-Khal­ifa, who has the back­ing of CAF for the Fifa pres­i­dency. He must throw in the towel. He must not make a fool of him­self.

Bet­ter use your money else­where Des, KwaZulu-Na­tal

Tokyo Sexwale is not a son of the African soil. His money will be put to bet­ter use in poverty al­le­vi­a­tion pro­grammes, eg, the drought in North West.

Bow out

Onele Zembe, Mthatha, East­ern Cape

I be­lieve he should bow out. Hav­ing read the news in our coun­try and in Africa, it is very clear that he has no sup­port and, there­fore, it should be ev­i­dent even to him that there is no way he can win the race.

Maybe be­cause he has no foot­ball ad­min ex­pe­ri­ence it has made it dif­fi­cult for the man to be able to read the sit­u­a­tion and, as a re­sult, made him be­lieve in mir­a­cles.

I strongly be­lieve he should give up be­fore tar­nish­ing his name.

Fight on Ge­orge Khu­nou, via SMS

As a pa­triot of South Africa and an African, I feel strongly dis­ap­pointed by my African brothers and sis­ters for fail­ing to sup­port one of our own, de­spite all the ex­cuses they are giv­ing us. I don’t buy it, pe­riod. Our brother should go and stand in the race like a wounded sol­dier. Tokyo, don’t pull out, our brother.

Not shocked Lucky Gouwe, Midrand, Gaut­eng

He is the only man in the whole of Africa who had the guts to chal­lenge for Fifa pres­i­dent. Not even the CAF pres­i­dent had the courage to do that. The only prob­lem here is that he is a South African. I am not shocked that CAF does not sup­port him.

Se­cret vote Solly Kodisa, North West

Tokyo should con­tinue be­cause it is not only CAF mem­bers who will vote, and peo­ple vote for who they want.

Nonen­tity Senzo Kuzwayo, KwaZulu-Na­tal

Tokyo Sexwale banked on throw­ing Madiba’s name around. He is a nonen­tity in soc­cer. He must pull out.

Noth­ing to lose Mbuyie, Cape Town, Western Cape

Tokyo can carry on be­ing a can­di­date be­cause there’s noth­ing he’s go­ing to lose and he’s do­ing it vol­un­tar­ily. Let’s just sit back and watch him.

Pull out B Mshengu, Dur­ban, KwaZulu-Na­tal

Tokyo must pull out. I don’t even know what he was try­ing to do, as he knows noth­ing about soc­cer.

He has an aura Free State

CAF can only sup­port a per­son who is go­ing to pro­tect those top few in­di­vid­u­als and keep the sad, poor state of affairs at CAF.

Tokyo is an ad­min­is­tra­tor and his aura will cer­tainly change Fifa for the bet­ter. Those few elites in CAF who want to main­tain the sta­tus quo and turn our foot­ball struc­tures into royal fam­ily-like struc­tures are threat­ened by his can­di­da­ture.

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