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Ahmad ends Hayatou’s 29-year hegemony as CAF President


Image result for Ahmad Ahmad ends Hayatou's hegemony in CAFHead of the Madagascar Football Federation, Ahmad Ahmad has emerged president of the Confederation of African football, CAF.

The 57 year-old Head of the Madagascar Football Association pulled off a stunning upset to oust long-serving CAF president Issa Hayatou.

Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the Presidential election, which was held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.

The result means a change in leadership for the first time since Cameroonian Hayatou took charge in 1988.

Ahmad becomes the seventh President of CAF in the body’s 60-year history.

It was a dramatic end to the 29-year tenure of the 70-year-old Cameroonian.

President of the Nigeria Football Federation, NFF, Amaju Pinnick has also been elected into the Executive Committee of CAF.

Pinnick will represent the West Zone B after defeating, Anjorin Moucharafou of Benin Republic in Thursday’s election.

Pinnick got 32 votes to Anjorin’s 17 to get a seat on CAF’s highest decision making organ.


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