Following the general elections held earlier today, March 16 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has been named the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
CAF has only ever had five presidents in its 60-year history and the last time a new leader was appointed was in 1988 when Issa Hayatou was named the President.
Ahmad defeated Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou to win the presidency with 34 votes as against his counterpart’s 30 votes.
Hayatou who has been in charge for nearly three decades undefeated has often been re-elected unopposed.
On the two occasions where he faced a challenge, he won with landslides amongst the electorate of presidents of Africa’s football associations.