Former Egypt Football Association president Hani Abo Rida is considering throwing his hat into the ring as the contest for CAF presidency gathers steam.
Futaa understands that the Egyptian has been secretly building a campaign team as he prepares to take on the incumbent Madagascan Ahmad Ahmad when CAF goes to polls later this year.
"A mini-campaign team has been set up and is working discreetly to propel the former President of the Egyptian Football Federation to the city of CAF presidency, " Moroccan news website El Watan News reports.
However, Abo Rida is coy about this development and could not deny or confirm the news when asked by OnSport TV.
“It is an honour to speak of me as a candidate for the presidency of CAF. But it's premature," he carefully chose his words.
“There is a president in office and he deserves respect. In addition, there remains a good year before the elections."
The 66-year-old Abo Rida was the president of EFA and is a member of the FIFA Council as well as CAF Executive Committee until he was pressured by the public to resign from his presidential position, after Egypt’s AFCON 2019 loss against South Africa, which he did on July 6, 2019.