Musa Bility is the second candidate to emerge since Sepp Blatter announced on June 2 four days after being re-elected to a fifth term that he would step down amid the corruption scandal rocking FIFA.
Former Brazil star Zico has already declared his interest in running in the election, which is expected to be held between December and February. Candidates must be nominated by at least five of the 209 FIFA member associations to get on the ballot.
"Africa is the largest voting bloc in FIFA (with 54 members), and we must take the lead to bring football together," Bility said in an interview with the BBC announcing his candidacy.
"If Africa does not put up a candidate, it says a lot about us. It shows a sense of mediocrity, and that our only relevance is to vote and make leaders. I think that is not right," he said.

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