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Abou-Rida: With the government’s backing, Egypt proved its power in Africa

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Posted on March 17, 2017
Hany Abou-Rida, Abou-Rida

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Football Association chairman, , talked about the role Egypt played in the success of in the presidential elections.

EFA chairman, Hany Abou-Rida, talked to ONSport channel saying: “Egypt has still got influence and power inside the continent because we had a huge part in the elections as we had the support of the government which I thank them for.”

Ahmad Ahmad’s campaign to win the CAF presidential elections was supported by Hany Abou-Rida and Egypt’s FA. The announcement was made yesterday after Ahmad won 34-20 unseating Issa Hayatou.

Abou-Rida then commented on Issa Hayatou’s loss saying: “I wished that Hayatou would leave his post in a better way because of our relationship, but in the end we looked for Egypt as well as Africa’s benefit and that’s why chose Ahmad.”

The EFA’s head and ex-FIFA executive committee member then talked about the FIFA executive committee elections saying: “I agreed with Infantino (FIFA president) to postpone the elections to May; I feel very confident because the team that supports me as well as the Africans’ trust in me.”

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