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[CAF]–Ahmad Ahmad of the Madagascar Football Federation as emerged as the winner of the just concluded Confederation of African Football (CAF) Presidential election.

The announcement which was made via its twitter handle, @CAF_Online, at around 12:30 p.m. mentioned Ahmad as the new President of CAF.

Ahmad garnered a total of 34 votes, while Issa Hayatou was only able to pull 20 votes out of the total of 54 member state.

Ahmad was carried on the shoulders of supporters to the podium after the result was announced. He becomes the body’s seventh president after 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) and Issa Hayatou (1988-2017).

The new president will be on a four-year term which would terminate in 2021

Hayatou had been in power since 1988 when he replaced Abdel Halim Mohammad, and has overseen significant growth in the continental game and in Caf’s standing within the global football community.


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