CAF gets new president; Issa Hayatou defeated after 29 years

Ahmad Ahmad

Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad has emerged the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ahmad defeated incumbent Issa Hayatou by 34 to 20 votes at the election currently holding in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Hayatou, who has been in charge at CAF for 29 years, was seeking an eighth term.

More details later…

Meanwhile, read our detailed report on the ongoing election HERE.


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  • Felix Udoh

    Good riddance to bad rubbish. He should go home and rest. CAF is not his birthright.

  • Mamman Bako

    So what will Dalung say now?! Nigeria should pull out CAF because Hayatou has lost?

    • Yakubu

      You mind Dalung, the beret-headed minister. What achievement can he point to since becoming sports minister, other than to be causing confusion here and there. He’s clearly unfit to occupy that office.

  • Chinedu Anarado

    Good riddance! This sight tight nonsense has finally left CAF! New era!!

  • T-Rex

    Congrats to Amaju Pinnick,your support for Ahmed was not in vain! Hope u succeed in your quest too.

  • Yakubu

    What a great news this afternoon! Thank God that old cargo has been booted out. Unfortunately for him, the last minute scheming by our red-beret-bearing sports minister to support him didn’t succeed. He has finally been put to where he actually belongs. Let’s we forget, his tenure must be thoroughly probed.

    • dave jacob

      … where he actually belongs: the dust bin of history!

  • Yakubu

    Sadly too, when the Beret-headed Minsiter was sighting diplomatic reason for the last minute support for the former CAF boss, Issa Hayatou, it is unfortunate that he failed to explain to us why the government of Cameroon could not on its part consider diplomatic ties with Nigeria when it insisted on getting/encroaching on the Bakassi land in Cross River State. Hundreds of people displaced as a result of that singular action, are still languishing till date.

  • zung

    Dalung’s Candidate Lost ! Pinnick’s Candidate Won ! DALUNG 0 PINNICK 1.

  • dave jacob

    Paul Bassey and co, and their inane pedigree talk will now be jobless at CAF!!!