Fufa president Eng. Moses Magogo is the firm favourite to represent the Cecafa region at the executive committee.
The Fufa boss is standing against the incumbent Leodgar Tenga from Tanzania for the post.
The elections will take place later on Thursday as part of the proceedings of this year’s CAF Ordinary General Assembly that is taking place at Marriot Hotel in Cairo, Egypt.
Magogo was co-opted as an executive committee member of CAF in May 2017 but is in line to be a full member with voting rights.
Tenga was re-elected unopposed four years ago after Djibouti’s Hassan Suleiman stepped down from the rest.
Close sources in Cairo revealed to this website that Magogo is the outright favourite for the post because of the backing he receives from the Confederations head, Ahmad Ahmad.
This could be as a result of the recent friction between the CAF president and Tenga, who is now
seen as a rebel after opposing to several decisions made by Ahmad including the recent one where Fifa proposed its secretary-general Fatma Samoura to take charge of CAF as the General coordinator.
The position is voted for by all the 54 member associations from the continent.
Cecafa region often referred as Central East zone comprises twelve nations.
They include Burundi, Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Somalia, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Zanzibar, Rwanda, Sudan and South Sudan.