END OF AN ERA: Issa Hayatou voted out as CAF gets new President
Newly elected CAF president Ahmad Ahmad /Photo courtesy of CAF online
African Football has today landed a new leader with the election of Madagascar's Ahmed Ahmad who has ousted long serving Issa Hayatou during the elections held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia on Thursday .
Ahmad garnered a total of 34 votes against Hayatou's 20 votes ending an era that lasted for close to three decade.
The 70 year old Hayatou has ruled African football since 1988 and was going for an eighth term in office.
Hayatou's bid was met with stiff resistance including from the new FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who has previously suggested the need for a clean up from old generation leaders. Infantino ousted long serving Sepp Blatter.
Ahmad promised to initiate administrative reform, financial transparency and reorganisation of Caf competitions if elected.
Kenya was represented at the election by Football Kenya Federation President Nick Mwendwa who also ended a long era of old generation leaders when he ousted Sam Nyamweya from power slightly over a year ago.