FIFA presidential candidate Tokyo Sexwale will meet with senior South African Football Association officials on Tuesday for an ''update'' amid reports that the millionaire businessman's home federation is frustrated over his lackluster campaign.
SAFA denies, however, that it will ask Sexwale to withdraw from the election.
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SAFA spokesman Dominic Chimhavi says Sexwale will meet with SAFA's emergency committee and Tuesday's meeting is only ''to ask the FIFA candidate to give us an update.''
In a statement late Sunday, SAFA chief executive Dennis Mumble said the association's request for a meeting was not questioning the ''viability or otherwise of Mr. Sexwale's candidacy.''
Sexwale, the only African candidate in the five-man field, has not even been publicly backed by the African soccer confederation.