CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, President speaks during the CAF draw for 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification, in Cairo on January 21, 2020. Photo AFP.

The incumbent president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad has confirmed on 29 October his candidacy for re-election.

“I accepted to be a candidate while listening to the presidents of the federation, around 46 of whom asked me after receiving my assessment of my initial mandate,” Ahmad told  BBC Sport Africa.

Last year, Fifa Ethics opened a case against CAF president after former Secretary-General Amr Fahmy made various allegations to football’s world governing body against the Malagasy – all of which Ahmad denies.

It has been reported that Ahmad has received the endorsement from 46 African Federations, who are backing him.

“This is an outcome of working together, of management which involves everybody, which has been happening since 2017.”

The 60-year-old Malagasy who took charge in 2017 he wants to strengthen Africa’s six regional zones, help individual associations undertake reform and boost Caf’s financial presence in the digital media market.