The president of the Madagascar Football Association, Ahmad Ahmad has defeated Issa Hayatou in the just ended CAF elections held at the Africa Union Plenary Hall in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
The defeat brings Hayatou’s 29-year reign as longest-serving CAF president to an end.
Ahmad Ahmad polled 34 votes, against Issa Hayatou’s 20 votes.
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Issa Hayatou, who has been in office since 1988 was hoping to remain in office for his eighth term.
The departure of Hayatou is a huge change for African football and the 70-year-old will also lose his Fifa position and his place on the ruling council of world football’s governing body.