Will CAF back Tokyo Sexwale?

He's going up against four candidates, including the loser in last year's election, Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.

Fifa presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale. Picture: Reinart Toerien/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - Businessman Tokyo Sexwale will learn today whether he has the backing of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), in his bid to be the new head of the Fifa.

CAF officials are meeting in Rwanda, where they will announce who they will endorse for president of the football body.

The presidential election are scheduled for the 26 February.

Sexwale is hoping to receive the support of the 54-member confederation to help bolster his chances of succeeding outgoing president Sepp Blatter.

The 62-year-old met with the South African Football Association (Safa) earlier this week to outline the progress of his campaign, with the South African federation saying they will wait for CAF's feedback before moving forward.

Sexwale is going up against four other candidates, including the loser in last year's election Prince Ali bin Al Hussein.