World football governing body FIFA have confirmed seven candidates for next year's Presidential election, leaving out Nigeria's Segun Odegbami and Orji Uzor Kalu.
FIFA announced on their website that seven candidates, including the banned UEFA President Michel Platini, are in the running to succeed Sepp Blatter.i
FIFA wrote: "Member associations have proposed, in due time and form, seven candidates for the presidential election to take place at the Extraordinary FIFA Congress in Zurich on 26 February 2016. The candidates proposed are HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein, Mr Musa Hassan Bility, Mr Jérôme Champagne, Mr Gianni Infantino, Mr Michel Platini, H.E. Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa and Mr Tokyo Sexwale.
"Given that Michel Platini is currently provisionally banned from taking part in any football-related activity, his candidature will not be processed by the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee as long as such ban is valid and in force. Should such a ban be lifted or expire before the FIFA presidential election, the Ad-hoc Electoral Committee would decide, depending on the respective exact point in time, on how to proceed with the candidature concerned."
FIFA presidential candidates: