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FIFA releases successful candidates names

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 ( 29, 2015)-World Football Governing Body (FIFA) has released the names of seven persons it says successfully submitted candidacy papers to contest the February 26 Presidential Election.

The candidates are Musa Bility, Prince bin Al-Hussein, Jerome Champagne, Gianni Infantino, Michel Platini, Sheikh Salman bin Ebbrahim al-Khakifa and Tokyo Sexwale.

Trinidadian ex-footballer, David Nakhid, was not included on the list, despite saying he had submitted his candidacy papers.

Report says Mr. Nakhid’s candidacy papers were declared invalid, because he received only four valid football association nominations.

FIFA requires every candidate to be nominated by five valid football associations to be qualified to contest the election. The election is to find a successor to FIFA’s suspended President, Sepp Blatter, currently undergoing criminal investigation.


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