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Central American football union support Gianni Infantino for FIFA presidency

Jan 28, 2016 The Central American Football Union (UNCAF), with seven votes in next month’s FIFA presidential election, recently announced their support for Gianni Infantino.

Infantino, who had earlier received the endorsement of European football body UEFA, has emerged as one of the frontrunners in the election to replace fellow-Swiss Sepp Blatter.

In a statement released by UNCAF, the presidents of the seven national federations in the region expressed their support for Infantino.

The statement was signed by the presidents of the federations for Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Panama, Guatemala, Belize and Nicaragua, as well as UNCAF’s president Rafael Tinocco.

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan, Asian Football Confederation President Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, former FIFA deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne of France and South African businessman and politician Tokyo Sexwale are also in the run-in for presidency.

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