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Ahmad Ahmad defeats Issa Hayatou to become new CAF president

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The president of the Madagascar Football Association, Ahmad Ahmad has defeated long-serving CAF President, Issa Hayatou in the just ended CAF elections held at the Africa Union Plenary Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia today.

Ahmad Ahmad’s victory ends the 29-year reign of Mr. Hayatou’s as president of the Confederation of African Football.

Ahmed Ahmed polled 34 votes, against Issa Hayatou’s 20 votes.

Issa Hayatou, who has been in office since 1988 was hoping to remain in office for his eighth term.

The departure of Hayatou is a huge change for African football and the 70-year-old will also lose his Fifa position and his place on the ruling council of world football’s governing body.

By: Offei-Akoto Ayeh/a1radioonline.com/Ghana


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