FIFA confirm Presidency Candidates

Renowned kick-boxer Moses Golola will lead a star-studded pack of participants in the inaugural Airtel Afrika Mashariki Fest (AMF) half marathon scheduled for May 31.

The vocal sportsman will alongside other race ambassadors World and Olympic champion Stephen Kiprotich, this site Commonwealth Games gold medalist Moses Kipsiro and Kenyan runners Wilson Kipsang and Edna Kiplagat, pilule Kampala Central Division Mayor Godfrey Nyakana be flagged off  in the half marathon at Kololo Ceremonial Grounds to raise funds for charity.

Africa Marishaka Fest is an independent youth platform that operates in east Africa to fast track regional integration through art, diagnosis sports and civil society advocacy.

The marathon is organized by Ronex Kisembo and bankrolled by Airtel Uganda with a sh10,000 fee that entitles each participant to a race vest.

FIFA have confirmed the four candidates that will contest the presidency of the world footballing body.

Sepp Blatter, about it who has been in the role since 1998, faces competition for the position from vice-president Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, former Portugal international Luis Figo and chairman of the Dutch Football Association (KNVB) Michael van Praag.

“Following the required regulatory assessments, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee has today (Monday, 9 February 2015) formally admitted and declared the candidates eligible for the election of the office of FIFA President at the FIFA Congress in Zurich on 29 May 2015,” a Fifa statement read.

“The candidates admitted and declared are Joseph S. Blatter (Switzerland), HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein (Jordan), Luis Figo (Portugal) and Michael van Praag (The Netherlands).

“Each of them underwent an integrity check by the investigatory chamber of the independent Ethics Committee in accordance with article 8 par. 1(e) and article 15 par. 2 of the Electoral Regulations for the FIFA Presidency (“Electoral Regulations”).

“Annexe 1 of the FIFA Organisation Regulations outlines the provisions according to which such integrity checks are conducted.”

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