Madagascar FA chief Ahmad elected as new Caf president

Madagascar Football Association chief Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African Football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign.

The long tenure of Issa Hayatou as CAF President came to an end on Thursday in Ethiopia, the homeland of the man he succeeded 29 years ago, Yidnekachew Tessema.

Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election, which was held in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

The result means a change in leadership for the first time since Cameroonian Hayatou took charge in 1988.

Ahmad becomes only the sixth Caf president in the governing body’s 60-year history.

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