UEFA president Čeferin nominated to stand for re-election

Aleksander Čeferin succeeded Michel Platini as UEFA chief in 2016. (AFP pic)

PREDOSLJE: The Slovenian Football Association (NZS) on Tuesday announced that its former head, Aleksander Čeferin, has been nominated for re-election as UEFA president by several European federations.

The NZS said in a statement on its website that a group of federations had sent an “official proposal” of support for Čeferin, the 50-year-old lawyer who succeeded Michel Platini at the head of European football’s governing body in 2016.

Along with Slovenia, the federations who have announced their support are Norway, Sweden, Finland, Denmark, the Faroe Islands, Iceland, Italy, and Ireland.

The election is due to take place on February 7 next year in Rome, with other potential candidates having until November 7 to come forward, as long as they have the support of at least three member federations.