The African Football Confederation (Caf) has declined to back Liberia's Musa Bility in his bid to stand for the Fifa presidency.
Bility addressed Caf's executive committee in Cairo at his own request on Thursday but was told he would not get their backing although they wished him good luck, Caf said in a statement.
The decision comes with South African businessman and former political prisoner Tokyo Sexwale mulling whether to stand. A spokesman for Sexwale told Reuters on Saturday that he was considering a bid.
Caf also said it had nominated Hani Abo Rida of Egypt and Constant Omari from the Democratic Republic of Congo as its representatives on the Fifa task force which has been set up to propose reforms to soccer's world governing body. READ MORE OF THIS STORY