FIFA presidential candidate Luis Figo on Wednesday disputed the Confederation of African Football's claim that all 54 votes from the continent will go to incumbent Sepp Blatter in the presidential elections next month.
The former Portugal international Noah Spence Rush Jersey , in Egypt at the CAF Congress to canvass for votes, told Reuters he did not believe all of -Africa was solidly behind Blatter, who seeks re-election on May 29 against Figo, Prince Ali bin al Hussein of Jordan and the Dutch soccer association president Michael van Praag.
"I feel there's a lot of respect for CAF among all the African federations but I'm positive that [CAF President] Mr [Issa] Hayatou did not speak in the name of the 54 members of the confederation Vernon Hargreaves III Rush Jersey ," said the former Barcelona and Real Madrid -midfielder.
"Even when he [Hayatou] announced he would support Blatter, we could notice a difference from past congresses when a statement like that normally is followed by a standing ovation.
"This time we heard just a normal -applause, which confirms my idea that a lot of African countries understand and agree with the need to change for the better of -everyone.
"In fact there were federation presidents who ensured me they would vote for me but they were reluctant to saying this out loud because they feared reactions against them, their federations and even their countries."
The CAF congress in Cairo ended -Tuesday with Hayatou declaring Africa's complete support for Blatter's re-election but on all previous occasions when the CAF chief has promised a block of African votes Kendell Beckwith Rush Jersey , many have broken ranks.
When Blatter came to power in 1998, Hayatou pledged Africa's votes to rival Lennart Johansson of Sweden but most -defied him to vote Blatter into power.
When Hayatou himself stood against Blatter in 2002, almost half the African countries voted for the Swiss rather than their own confederation president.
Jordan Matthews was found guilty of the murder of his Chinese girlfriend and given life in prison with a minimum term of 18 years at Cardiff Crown Court on Tuesday, the China News Service reported Wednesday.
The 24-year-old victim Chris Godwin Rush Jersey , Bi Xixi, died in hospital after sustaining 41 injuries including a broken jaw and ribs at the hands of her 24-year-old boyfriend, who attacked her in the couple's shared Cardiff, UK home in August 2016.
Judge Nicola Davies said in court that he subjected Bi to physical and verbal abuse over several months Justin Evans Rush Jersey , with her death being the "tragic culmination."
A statement issued by Bi's family was quoted by the China News Service as saying that she had the "whole world in front of her" since she was supposed to take over their "family's wealthy company."
"No words can truly express the heartbreak and pain our family has suffered," read the statement.
During the trial, Matthews said he attacked Bi as he believed she was cheating on him. The BBC reported that he admitted to smoking "quite a lot" of cannabis at the time and to becoming "insecure" when Bi visited family in China.
He denied the murder charge but pled guilty to manslaughter.
Born in Nanjing, capital of East China's Jiangsu Province O. J. Howard Rush Jersey , Bi went to Oxford when she was 15 and later became a student at Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2012.
Bi met Matthews at a local bar and started to date him in 2015. She paid their rent, covered their living costs and even bought a car for him.
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