The Confederation of African Football has announced its backing of Asian Football Confederation president Sheikh Salman of Bahrain for the FIFA Presidency. The announcement was made in Kigali, Rwanda where the CHAN 2016 tournament is being held. Africa is seen as key in the election set for the 26th of this month, as the confederation with the highest number of votes with 54 in total. However with the voting being through a secret ballot, the CAF endorsement may not necessarily see all FA’s going with CAF’s decision. UEFA secretary general Gianni Infantino, , former FIFA executive Jerome Champagne of France, and South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale will contest Salman for the top post to replace Sepp Blatter. Reports have suggested that Sexwale may pull out of the race if he does not have good support from Africa and the latest development could be a setback in his ambitions.