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Madagascar`s Ahmad Ahmad Ousted Issa Hayatou to become the President of the Confederation of African Football

Madagascar`s Ahmad Ahmad Ousted Issa Hayatou to become the President of the Confederation of African Football

Issa Hayatou, president of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) for an era spanning 29 years and a senior administrator at Fifa throughout its years of corruption scandals, has finally been deposed, suffering defeat in Caf’s presidential election.

A former teacher and sports minister from Cameroon, who was first elected as the Caf president in 1988 and became a member of the Fifa executive committee two years later, lost decisively in the vote at Caf’s congress in Addis Ababa, 34-20 to Ahmad Ahmad, the president of the Madagascar Football Association.

Ahmad will replace Hayatou on Fifa’s governing council, so the election signals the departure of another long-term fixture from world football’s governing body’s executive committee, one which overlapped with the 17-year presidency of Sepp Blatter.

PHOTOCREDIT: Guardianuk

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