Thursday 16 March 2017

Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad defeats Issa Hayatou to emerge as new CAF president

Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has emerged the president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), defeating long-time incumbent, Cameroon's Issa Hayatou.
Results of the election: Ahmed Ahmed: 34 votes Issa Hayatou: 20 votes
Hayatou, in charge for nearly three decades, has often been re-elected unopposed. On the two occasions when he did face a challenge, he won with landslides amongst the electorate of presidents of Africa's football associations.

In 2000, he beat Angola's Armando Machado by 47-4 votes and four years later he defeated Ismail Bhamjee of Botswana by 46-6 votes.

Caf former presidents 

Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem (1957-1958) 

Abdel Aziz Moustafa (1958-1968) 

Abdel Halim Muhammad (1968-1972) 

Yidnekatchew Tessema (1972-1987) 

Abdel Halim Muhammad (1987-1988) 

Issa Hayatou (1988-2017) 

Ahmad Ahmad (2017)

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