END OF AN ERA: Issa Hayatou voted out as CAF gets new President

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.

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