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Liberia FA head Bility announces run for FIFA presidency

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Liberia FA head Bility announces run for FIFA presidency

LONDON (AP) – The president of the Liberia Football Association has announced he is running for the FIFA presidency. Musa Bility is the second candidate to emerge since Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 – four days after being re-elected to a fifth term – that he would step down amid the corruption scandal rocking […]

Liberia FA head Bility announces run for FIFA presidency

LONDON (AP) – The president of the Liberia Football Association has announced he is running for the FIFA presidency.

Musa Bility is the second candidate to emerge since Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 – four days after being re-elected to a fifth term – that he would step down amid the corruption scandal rocking FIFA.

Former Brazil star Zico has already declared his interest in running for FIFA president.

Announcing his candidacy Thursday on the BBC, Bility said: “If Africa doesn’t put up a candidate it says a lot about us.”

The election is expected to be held between December and February. Candidates require the backing of five national associations to get on the ballot.

Bility would be the first African candidate for FIFA’s top job since Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou lost to Blatter in 2002.

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By Colin Jeffery

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