Andy Kaweesa. SpearSport
Ahmad Ahmad the Madagascar Football Association chief has been elected CAF president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign.
Ahmad scored 34 while Issa Hayatou score 20 of 54 votes in the election held in Addis Ababa Ethiopia.
Hayatou the Cameroonian has been in charge since in 1988 typical of African leaders. Since its inception in 1960 CAF has had 5 presidents and Ahmad now becomes the 6th
The Cameroonian after the defeat was led from the auditorium by aides who ignored requests for comment from media.
In contrast, Ahmad was carried shoulder high by supporters to the podium after the result was announced.
CAF president: 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).