Amidst corruption charges against senior FIFA officials the Confederation of African Football confirm they want FIFA presidential elections to proceed as planned on Friday.
Prince Ali bin al-Hussein will stand against current FIFA president Sepp Blater who seeks his fifth term in office.
CAF made it clear the body was going to co-operate in any way possible to help investigate the corruption allegations.
“Çaf opposes any postponement of the election for the presidency scheduled 29 May” in a statement on the Caf’s official website.
Here is the full statement from CAF;
CAF Wants FIFA Presidential Elections to Proceed
At the confederation meeting held on Wednesday, 27 May 2015 in Zurich, CAF reiterated its support for the candidacy of incumbent Joseph Sepp Blatter during the election.
It should be noted that CAF is following with particular attention the events happening in the football family at this time.
CAF reaffirms its commitment to work and to cooperate in safeguarding the ethical and moral values that underlie the practice of the sport, its organization and administration; hence our full support to the measures initiated by FIFA in recent years in improving good governance.
CAF reaffirms its readiness to cooperate in this direction with all the institutions that engage and subscribes to zero tolerance vis-a-vis offenders regardless of their profile or origin.
Uefa, European football governing body earlier were in support of the postponement of the Fifa congress in Zurich, it has now accepted that the elections is carried on as planned on Friday.