King kalu eyes caf

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Ramatsiyi Moholoa

Zambian legend Kalusha Bwalya is challenging Patel Seketu from Seychelles for the position of southern Africa's representative on the executive of the Confederation of African Football.

The elections will take place in Lagos, Nigeria, in February next year where Cameroonian Issa Hayatou will be re-elected president unopposed.

The Johannesburg-based Bwalya could not be reached for comment as he was attending a meeting in Zambia, where he is the president of the local federation.

Bwalya is also one of the ambassadors for the 2010 World Cup.

Seketu is the president of the Council of Southern Africa Football Associations (Cosafa).

Attempts to speak to Seketu were also unsuccessful.

SA's Molefi Oliphant will not be affected by the elections as he is still the vice president of CAF until 2011.

Oliphant is serving his second term of four years after he was re-elected deputy president during the Africa Cup of Nations in Egypt in 2006.

He was first elected as the second in command of the continental soccer body at the same tournament in Mali in 2002.

"I'm still the vice president of CAF until 2011. We have elections every two years for half of the executive committee," said Oliphant.

"I'm part of the executive that was elected in 2006. We all have to serve a four-year term according to the constitution."

Oliphant is to step down as president of the Safa in September next year.

Hayatou is one of the three officials nominated unopposed for the position of CAF president.

The Cameroonian has been CAF president since 1988.

The other two officials apart are Nigerian administrator Amos Amodu (Western region B) and Amadou Diakite of Mali (Western region A).

Three officials, all from North Africa, have been nominated as African representatives on the executive of Fifa.

They are Slim Chiboub (Tunisia), Mohamed Raouaraoua (Algeria) and Egyptian Hani Abou Rida.