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Sexwale to meet South African federation over FIFA campaign

Chairman of the FIFA monitoring committee for Israel and Palestine, Tokyo Sexwale, speaks during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on October 2, 2015. Sexwale attended his first meeting in the Middle East following an initial meeting in Zurich with representatives from Israel and Palestine who confirmed their will to advance dialogue, an invitation from FIFA said. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

Chairman of the FIFA monitoring committee for Israel and Palestine, Tokyo Sexwale, speaks during a press conference in the Israeli Mediterranean coastal city of Tel Aviv, on October 2, 2015. Sexwale attended his first meeting in the Middle East following an initial meeting in Zurich with representatives from Israel and Palestine who confirmed their will to advance dialogue, an invitation from FIFA said. AFP PHOTO / JACK GUEZ (Photo credit should read JACK GUEZ/AFP/Getty Images)

JOHANNESBURG --

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.