Sheikh Salman submits candidacy papers to FIFA – Report
Oct 30, 2015 The president of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa recently joined the race to become FIFA’s next president.
Sheikh Salman had initially backed UEFA president, Michel Platini. However the electoral landscape changed when Platini was handed a 90-day provisional ban from football by FIFA’s Ethics Committee.
Sheikh Salman will face another member of Arab royalty in the election as Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan also submitted his bid.
Other candidates include South African businessman Tokyo Sexwale, former Trinidad and Tobago midfielder David Nakhid along with former FIFA deputy general secretary Jerome Champagne and Michel Platini.