Results from CAF elections see Madagascar Football Association President Ahmed Ahmed take over as new CAF president with 34 votes, ending outgoing Issa Hayatou’s ruling legacy on a 29-year run, after getting only 20 votes, which were not enough to keep his spot safe and remain top of the African football power.
The elections were held at the 39th CAF General Assembly held at the African Union Headqurters, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, which was discussing the evolution of African football.
Ahmed immediately succeeds his Cameroonian predecessor as FIFA Vice President, with the latter having missed back up from a big number of Football Association Chiefs who have long been unconvinced by his football promotion startegies over the years.
Hayatou also failed to explain why FIFA’s offices were reduced in Africa, something which brought criticisms from different African Footbal Associations’ chiefs who were questioning his current ability to deal with modern football promotion.
However, during the Hayatou explained, ‘We have had no explanation on why FIFA reduced their offices in Africa. The funds allocated to development projects are the same for all the member associations of FIFA, regardless of the continent’
Ahmed will now serve as CAF President on a four-year term till 2021.The Assembly also came up with unanimous approval of Zanzibar as the 55th member association of CAF.