The long serving Cameroonian CAF President Issa Hayatou has been voted out in the concluded CAF’s election held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Thursday 16th Feb 2017. Hayatou also loses his position at Fifa, where he had been the longest-serving executive.
Voted in as the Confederation of African Football President is the Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad who ends the reign of 29 years held by the outgoing Hayatou.
Ahmad emerged victorious by winning 34 out of the 54 votes cast in the elections.
Hayatou managed to scoop only 20 votes out of the possible 54 as the result makes him to exit the CAF’s presidency office.
Evidently, CAF congress received the news cheerfully as they celebrated the new dawn in the continental football governance.
Ahmad’s joyful supports demonstrated their happiness as they carried him on their shoulders to the podium after the result was announced.
Ahmad welcomed the victory terming it a result of hard work. “This is sweet victory. When you work hard for years and months and you succeed, that is great”, said Ahmad.
Ahmad promises to introduce a new code of ethics and he has also pledged to extend ethics checks on African football officials.