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Bility formally submits his bid for FIFA presidency

Liberia FA president Musa Bility says his campaign team have successfully submitted his candidacy

Baku. 26 October. REPORT.AZ/ Liberia FA president Musa Bility says his campaign team have successfully submitted his candidacy to FIFA to stand in February's presidential elections, Report informs referring to the foreign media.

The 48-year-old's campaign manager, Edwin Snowe, met with FIFA's acting secretary general Marcus Kattner on Monday morning at the world governing body's headquarters in Zurich.

Bility has received the backing of the five member associations necessary to stand, which have been passed on to FIFA's Electoral Committee.

I am a very happy man," Bility told BBC Sport from his base in Liberia.

Bility is only the second African to formally stand for the FIFA presidency, after reigning Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou - currently the acting FIFA president given Sepp Blatter's suspension - tried and failed in the 2002 elections.

"If we are to change football, then we have to make sure that those have been running FIFA for the last 20-25 years have nothing to do with it," Bility added.

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