Motsepe on Caf presidency: ‘I was always taught that don’t count your chickens before they hatch’


Johannesburg – The world is expecting Patrice Motsepe to be named Confederation of Football (Caf) president unopposed on Friday but the Mamelodi Sundowns owner is treading with caution as he negotiates the often tricky waters of the continental game.

The businessman evaded questions about his expected ascent to the top of the continental football food chain like a skilled striker when he was asked about the elephant in the room at an event to announce a partnership between Sundowns and University of Pretoria (UP) on Monday. The partnership is to enhance football using science, technology and technology.

“I was always taught that don’t count your chickens before they hatch‚” said Motsepe.

“At the right time we will come and talk to the media because I have a duty to the media and the people of this country who love football. We had a press conference recently with all the people from the continent where Dr Irvin Khoza and Dr Danny Jordaan made some excellent remarks.

“There are some legitimate issues where I have a duty to engage‚ so we will have to time to sit down and really deal with all of these issues. So‚ we will have a press conference at the right time.”

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