Madagascar’s Ahmad Elected New CAF President Featured

16 Mar 2017
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Addis Ababa March 16/03/2017 Madagascar Football Association Chief Ahmad Ahmad elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes of the electorate of presidents of Africa's football associations, which was held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa today.

Ahmed's victory brings Issa Hayatou’s almost three decade reign as CAF president to an end.

Ahmad, 57, had a discreet playing and coaching career before he took the presidency of the Madagascar football federation in 2003.

Before Issa Hayatou took the presidency, Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem and Abdel Halim Muhammad of Egypt and Yidnekatchew Tessema of Ethiopia ruled the 54 member CAF.

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