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Tokyo Sexwale remains confident after Caf snub

Sexwale remains optimistic despite not getting a thumbs up from Caf for the Fifa presidency.

Tokyo Sexwale. Picture: AFP.

JOHANNESBURG - South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale remains optimistic about his chances of becoming the next president of Fifa, despite not having the backing of the Confederation of African Football (Caf).

Caf's executive committee announced on Friday that they will not be supporting Sexwale's bid and have instead thrown their weight behind Shaikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa of Bahrain.

The five Fifa candidates will learn their fate on 26 February when the 209 members vote for the new football boss in Zurich.

Sexwale is confident that he still stands a chance to take over as the new leader of the world football governing body later this month.

His campaign manager Peter Paul Ngwenya says they will forge ahead until the 26 February.

The other four candidates will be looking to appeal to individual associations under Caf to win support.