Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad replaces Issa Hayatou as CAF president
Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has been elected as the new CAF president, unseating long-serving predecessor Issa Hayatou.
Ahmad garnered 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20 votes at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on Thursday.
Cameroonian Hayatou, who had been in power since 1988 and comfortably saw off two previous challenges to his reign, was seeking an eighth four-year term.
The 70-year-old’s exit also means he loses his FIFA position and his place on the body’s ruling council.
Ahmad, 54, becomes only the seventh president in the governing body’s 60-year history.