16 March 2017

Africa: Ahmad Election Ends Hayatou's Lengthy CAF Reign

Photo: CAF Online
CAF elects new president.

MADAGASCAR executive Ahmad Ahmad, is the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after elections held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

This brings to end the 29-year reign of Cameroonian strongman, Issa Hayatou, whom he beat 34-20 votes in a secret ballot.

Hayatou has comfortably won previous polls since succeeding the late Sudanese Abdel Halim Muhammad.

However, this time, the 70-year-old faced stiff competition from Ahmad, whose campaign Zimbabwe Football Association (ZIFA) President, Phillip Chiyangwa, spearheaded.

Ahmad (54) is elected as the organisation celebrates 60 years in existence.

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