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Newcomer Ceferin sole candidate for UEFA presidency

IANS  |  Madrid 

Slovenian became officially the only candidate for the presidency ahead of the elections that are scheduled for February 7, 2019 in Rome, according to an released by the European governing body on Thursday.

Ceferin, 51, a relative newcomer to the world of soccer, has been the of the Union of European Football Associations since September 14, 2016, succeeding the banned former of France, reports

"Candidates have been confirmed for seats for the position of European members of the Council," announced on Wednesday as the deadline to receive the candidatures ended.

A by trade, Caferin's connection with football began in 2005, when he joined the body of KMN Svea Lesna Litaja, a small Slovenian Futsal club, where he remained until 2011.

Ceferin was also a board of FC Ljubljana Lawyers, which is an amateur veterans' team, and later became a member of NK Olimpija Ljubljana from 2006 until 2011, when he assumed the presidency of (NZS) until 2016 and his rise to the presidency.

UEFA said that Ceferin was the sole candidate running for its presidency, while Hungarian Sandor Csanyi, 65, the incumbent vice-president, is also to run on his own for a second term as no other candidates have applied for the VP position.



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First Published: Thu, November 08 2018. 20:44 IST