CAF gets new president; Issa Hayatou defeated after 29 years

After 29 years at the helm of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou has been replaced by Ahmad Ahmad.

The Cameroonian lost by 20 votes to 34 in the election that took place today, with the head of the Madagascan FA running a successful campaign against the stalwart.

Hayatou has been the President of CAF since being appointed back in 1988, and despite several controversies throughout his career he has been able – until now – to withstand any opposition that came against him.

Now, though, with a heavy defeat at the hands of Ahmad, it is time for him to step away from the position and hand over the reigns to a new man.

Ahmad’s victory comes as a shock to many who had expected long-serving President, Hayatou, to keep control of his position, however, there is a new dawn in African football as a new leader comes in for the first time in nearly 30 years._______________________________________________________________

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