New CAF President Elected

African football has opted for a change by electing Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) l, following general elections held on today Thursday, March 16.
CAF has only ever had five presidents in its 60-year history and the last time a new leader was appointed was way back in 1988 when Issa Hayatou was named the President.

Ahmad sensationally defeated Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou to win the presidency with 34 votes to his counterpart’s 20 votes.

Thursday’s election in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa, saw Hayatou, who was in charge for nearly three decades defeated.

He has often been re-elected unopposed. On the two occasions when he did face a challenge, he won with landslides amongst the electorate of presidents of Africa’s football associations.


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