Issa Hayatou is no longer president of CAF after 29 years as Ahmad Ahmad takes over.
Addressing the attendees at the CAF General Assembly, the then CAF president, Issa Hayatou said:
“Africa football is developing at great rates, and we strive for more on all levels. The future of Africa football must be decided by Africans.”
A secret voting for the next CAF president took place with the various associations choosing between Issa Hayatou of Cameroon and Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar.
Ahmad Ahmad claimed 34 votes to win the CAF presidential election with Issa Hayatou losing with 20 votes.
The victory for Ahmad Ahmad ends Issa Hayatou’s 29 years reign as president of Africa’s football federation.