Welcome to Africanews

Please select your experience

Watch Live

Sport

sport

Tokyo Sexwale takes Gianni Infantino on Robben Island tour

Tokyo Sexwale takes Gianni Infantino on Robben Island tour

FIFA

South Africa’s FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale has toured Robben Island with his rival FIFA presidential candidate Gianni Infantino.

The move comes four days to a crucial FIFA election, taking place in the midst of arrests over sweeping corruption claims.

The South African’s campaign team said he invited all four other candidates to South Africa but Sheikh Salman of Bahrain, Prince Ali of Jordan and Jerome Champagne declined, citing “tight schedules”.

Infantino, the UEFA secretary general, and Sheikh Salman have emerged as favorites to succeed Blatter.

Sexwale who is outside the other powerful blocs, lost in his bid to garner support from African delegates. He has insisted he still remains a contender.