He revealed however that he had heard about four regions in the Western Cape that have nominated him for the youth league presidency.
"The ANCYL KwaZulu-Natal has also discussed the approach to the conference at its meeting and they are still processing the matter."
KwaZulu-Natal ANCYL chairperson Kwazi Mshengu confirmed that his provincial structure has endorsed Sabela for the position.
"We had a discussion last weekend at our PEC meeting and we felt that we needed to give guidance to PEC members, regions and branches on the approach to conference to ensure the conference does not become disruptive.
"In that meeting, we agreed that we are going to lobby for comrade Thanduxolo Sabela to become president.
"We believe that comrade Sabela has the stature and leadership qualities needed to succeed in that position.
"The position needs someone who is dynamic, sharply brave and fearless; someone who can relate to young people in every sector, the educated and those in the rural areas," said Mshengu.