Liberia FA boss to stand for Fifa presidency

Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility has announced plans to stand for the presidency of Fifa, saying it is Africa’s time to lead world football.

Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility
Liberia FA chairman Musa Bility

The 48-year-old is the second person to declare his candidacy after former Brazil international Zico.

“Africa is the largest voting bloc in Fifa and we must take the lead to bring football together,” said Bility.

“We all agree that football is facing a difficult moment and it is in difficult moments that great leaders emerge.”

Bility, who has led the Liberian FA since 2010, becomes only the second African to make a bid to become Fifa president.

Current Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou lost to Sepp Blatter in the 2002 presidential elections.

On 2 June, 79-year-old Blatter announced he would step down as president amid allegations of corruption among Fifa officials.

Source: BBC