COSAFA backs Gianni Infantino in 2023 FIFA elections

COSAFA has thrown its weight behind the candidacy of current President Gianni Infantino ahead of the 73rd FIFA Congress next year.

The Congress will see elections for role of FIFA President and COSAFA nations have unanimously decided to back Infantino to serve a third term.

The decision was made ahead of the COSAFA Elective General Assembly that was held in Windhoek on Saturday, where Angola’s Artur de Almeida e Silva was elected President of the regional body.

“We believe Gianni Infantino represents the best candidate to lead global football for another four years,” Artur de Almeida said. “He has repeatedly displayed his desire to grow African football and has backed up his words with action.”

Thirteen of the 14 COSAFA nations made the decision to support Infantino, with only Zimbabwe absent due to their current suspension from FIFA.