The head of African football says his entire continent will back Sepp Blatter for re-election as FIFA president next month.

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Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football, made the comment in his speech at the opening of its congress in Cairo on Tuesday. Blatter was also present.

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Hayatou referred to Blatter as “dear Sepp,” and said CAF’s 54 member countries would all vote for the 79-year-old Swiss in FIFA’s presidential election in Zurich on May 29.

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