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Uefa President Aleksander Ceferin attends a press conference following an Uefa executive meeting April 7, 2022 in Nyon, France. — AFP pic

Tuesday, 21 Jun 2022 9:25 PM MYT

BERLIN, June 21 — The German Football Association (DFB) announced today they are backing Aleksander Ceferin in his bid to be re-elected president of European football’s governing body Uefa.

The senior board of the DFB voted unanimously to support the candidacy of Ceferin, who hopes to be re-elected at the Uefa Congress next April in Lisbon.

The 54-year-old Slovenian has led Uefa since 2016.

“Aleksander Ceferin has made a name for himself in this role and has safely led European football through challenging crises such as the Covid pandemic,” DFB president Bernd Neuendorf said in a statement.

Neuendorf praised Ceferin for his strong stance and “rejection” of last year’s short-lived bid by Europe’s top clubs to form a breakaway Super League to rival Uefa’s Champions League.

“The DFB has full confidence in his actions and in him as a person,” Neuendorf added.

The DFB is one of Uefa’s strongest member associations and its backing will boost Ceferin’s re-election bid. — AFP