BBC Sport Africa
A potential second term in office for Confederation of African Football (Caf) President Ahmad Ahmad is looking considerably more likely after 46 of the continent’s 54 association presidents have called on him to run again.
The support comes despite Madagascar’s Ahmad, who took charge in 2017, being yet to formally announce his intention to stand in March’s elections.
The deadline to apply is 12 November, and no formal has been submitted by any candidate yet.
A statement signed by the heads of all Africa’s six regions suggests that the 60-year-old will have widespread backing should he opt to run again, even though he is the subject of an ongoing Fifa Ethics case.
Ahmad has previously said he would seek guidance from the continent’s football fraternity before deciding to run, saying he does the role out of “collective motivation” not “personal ambition”.