Thursday, March 16, 2017

Shock As Malagasy's Ahmad Unseats Hayatou As CAF President

Malagasy FA boss Ahmad Ahmad has shocked many by surprisingly ousted long time serving CAF President Issa Hayatou in the CAF presidential elections held on 16 March 2017 in Addis Ababa, to deny the Cameroonian an 4th term in office.

The 57-year-old Ahmad Ahmad got 34 votes while Hayatou managed just 20 votes out of 54 eligible member association voters. The General Assembly meeting also welcomed Zanzibar as the 55th member association but were not eligible to cast their vote in this election.

The whole General Assembly was in shock as Ahmad Ahmad ends the 70-year-Old Issa Hayatou's 30-year reign as CAF boss since 1988.

Ahmad's campaign was championed by ZIFA boss, Philip Chiyagwa who got himself in all sorts of trouble with the outgoing CAF executive due to his support for the Malagasy.

Ahmad becomes the seventh president in the confederation's 60-year history.


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