FIFA president Gianni Infantino has insisted African delegates are good enough to make their own minds as he once again denied suggestions that his tour of several African countries is part of a grand plan to unseat Issa Hayatou as CAF president.
The Cameroonian faces Dr Ahmad of Madagascar in what has been described as his biggest challenge yet and the timing of Infantino’s African trip has done little to douse rumours that he is backing Hayatou’s opponent.
But it was his presence at a party organised by COSAFA chairman Phillip Chiyangwa, which CAF suggested was part of a ploy to destabilise the body that has raised eyebrows.
Infantino stopped over in Accra after visiting South Africa, Zimbabwe and Uganda where he has been interacting with several heads of national federations across Africa.
He is adamant however that he is in no way attempting to influence the CAF presidential elections which would come off on March 16 2017.