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Africa’s soccer strongman a candidate for FIFA president?

In this April 8, 2015 file photo, President of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou, announces that Gabon will be hosting the 2017 African Cup of Nations at a meeting of the confederation's executive committee, in Cairo, Egypt. The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.  (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar,File)

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) — The son of a sultan from northern Cameroon, Issa Hayatou has ruled African soccer for 27 years and counting, a decade longer than Sepp Blatter has been in charge of FIFA.

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FIFA hopeful Bility says would step aside for Hayatou

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — The Liberian who wants to be FIFA president says he would step aside if longtime African soccer head Issa Hayatou decided to run.

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