The Confederation of African football sharply criticises a gathering in Libya of countries loyal to Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Caf has slammed a meeting in Libya in support of incumbent Fifa president Sepp Blatter.
Claiming it was held to destabilise the Issa Hayatou’s challenge, Caf says the weekend’s meeting was a failure.
Organisers said that representatives of 23 African federations were present at the gathering in Tripoli, which was hosted by the Libyan FA boss Saadi Ghaddafi.
The LFA’s secretary-general Abdelraouf Sirri said: “There was a consensus among the participants that they would vote for Blatter. Only Chad are undecided.”
But Caf said only ten countries were represented, mostly by non-decision making administrators.
Liberia’s FA boss Edwin Snowe, who is heading the African campaign against Hayatou’s candidature, was among the delegates.
Caf was scathing in it assessment of the Libyan FAs claims of support for Blatter.
A Caf statement said: “Most of the countries mentioned in the final communiqué of the Libyan FA have confirmed their unconditional support to the candidature of Issa Hayatou.
“The chairman of the Ghanaian FA, present in Tripoli, has even sent written support to the Caf president.
“As he had announced in a press conference in Paris last week, Mr. Hayatou will have the support of at least 45 out of the 50 African countries voting in the May 29th Fifa presidency elections.”