et pourtant l'article de BBC paru hier contredit le communiqué :
"Today, we, Presidents of the six Councils of African Football Associations, supported by 46 presidents of our 54 member associations, call on President Ahmad to run for a second term in order to continue with his achievement," the statement read.
"If he decides to do so, we will support him."
A simple majority is required to win the Caf presidential election and only eight African nations did not put their name to the statement - Algeria, Botswana, Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
Earlier this week, one possible challenge to Ahmad foundered after Caf Executive Committee member Tarek Bouchamoui was effectively barred from standing.
The Tunisian's hopes of bidding for the presidency have been thwarted after his country's FA president Wadi Jari submitted his own candidacy for the Executive Committee shortly after the registration period opened last month.
Caf statutes rule that a country can only nominate one candidate for any position on the Executive Committee, including the presidency itself, so ruling out Bouchamoui - who would also have needed backing from his own FA to stand.
While Fifa Council member Bouchamoui had expressed his decision to run for the Caf Presidency to both his FA and Ministry of Sport, Jari revealed on Monday that he submitted his candidacy on 17 September.