Ahmad Ends Hayatou’s Reign as CAF President

March 16, 2017

Challenger Ahmad Ahmad has ended Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as the President of the Confederation of African Football.

The head of the Madagascan Football Association claimed a 34-20 victory over his Cameroonian rival in the poll at the 39th Ordinary General Assembly at African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Along with his role in African football, Hayatou has also been an honorary International Olympic Committee member since 2001.

He has held the position of CAF President since 1988, but the later years of his tenure have been blighted by allegations of corruption.