#DizzimSports: ISSA HAYATOU is No Longer African Football Chief, Here’s The New President Of CAF
Mar 16, 2017 at 02:12:45 PM SHARE:
Madagascar’s football chief, Ahmad Ahmad, was elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) on Thursday, ousting veteran leader Issa Hayatou after 29 years in office.
Ahmad won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20, official results showed.
“When you try to do something, you mean that you can do it,” Ahmad told reporters after the vote. “If I can’t do it, I never stand.”
Ahmad, a 57-year-old father of two, had a playing and coaching career before he took the reins of the
Madagascar football federation in 2003.
His rare and determined bid for “change” at the head of the CAF this year took many by surprise and the incumbent was seen as the favourite.
Hayatou headed CAF since 1988 and is a senior vice president of FIFA . He has been credited with increasing the number of African teams at the
World Cup and bringing in extra finance for the continent’s competitions.
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