11/8/2018 3:33:05 PM (GMT+3)

Ceferin sole candidate for UEFA President post

Ceferin sole candidate for UEFA President post

LAUSANNE, Switzerland: Slovenian Aleksander Ceferin will run for another term as UEFA president after European football's ruling body confirmed on Thursday he is the sole candidate for next February's elections.

Ceferin, a lawyer, has held the post since 2016 when he replaced former France legend Michel Platini, who was forced to resign several months previously following confirmation of his suspension by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA had set a date limit of November 7 for potential candidates to formally express interest ahead of the February 7, 2019 election, to be held in Rome.

Ceferin, 51, was previously president of the Slovenian football federation from 2011 to 2016.