Hayatou seeks leadership until 2021
Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou seeks to extend his leadership of the governing body until 2021.
The 68-year-old believes he can continue in his role until he is 75, with his current presidency running until 2017. However, CAF would need to implement a rule change in order for Hayatou to commit.
Africa’s governing body requires officials who reach 70 to step down, but proposals for a change to the rules are to be discussed at a congress in April.
Kwesi Nyantakyi of the executive committee told BBC Sport: “Fifa does not have age limits for its committee members so CAF wants to bring this in line with them,”
Should the rule be passed and excepted, this will mean Hayatou can continue his role which he first acquired in 1998. If the rule isn’t passed, a newly elected president would be selected from CAF’s own executive committee. Another rule that was implemented by the confederation.
The Cameroon-born former athletics official is the longest serving senior member in FIFA structures.