The President of the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) Amaju Pinnick may have secured a seat in the FIFA Council following spate of withdrawals from the race by contestants.
First to withdraw was Lamine Bajo of Gambia. Sports Village Square gathered that upon his action, possible voters for Bajo were targeted by allies of Pinnick.
Initially, there were six eyeing two slots meant for the English speaking countries. One of the contestants is the incumbent Walter Nyamilandu of Malawi.
The race became smoother when Mwendwa of Kenya, Wallace Karia of Tanzania and Andrew Kamanga of Zambia also withdrew to leave only Pinnick and Nyamilandu in the race which is expected to produce two winners.