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Breaking: Hayatou Out! A New Dawn For African Football...

Issa Hayatou Lost Out To Ahmad Ahmad In The CAF Presidential Vote

By Soccer Laduma - Mar 16, 2017 01:39 PM

After 29 years at the helm of the Confederation of African Football, Issa Hayatou has been replaced by Ahmad Ahmad.

The Cameroonian lost by 20 votes to 34 in the election that took place today, with the head of the Madagascan FA running a successful campaign against the stalwart.

Hayatou has been the President of CAF since being appointed back in 1988, and despite several controversies throughout his career he has been able - until now - to withstand any opposition that came against him.

Now, though, with a heavy defeat at the hands of Ahmad, it is time for him to step away from the position and hand over the reigns to a new man.

Ahmad's victory comes as a shock to many who had expected long-serving President, Hayatou, to keep control of his position, however, there is a new dawn in African football as a new leader comes in for the first time in nearly 30 years.


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Gofa@123 Mar 17, 2017 01:36 PM
Sengwe Le Sengwe Senale Nako Ya Sona. Season for everything.
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TUMI-555 Mar 17, 2017 01:23 PM
This is all good work of SUNDOWNS ( CHANGE OF POWER ) no more bribes for Northern countries. only few things left NOW CAF SUKING RULES
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Don4khosi Mar 17, 2017 11:54 AM
Finally!!!! Issa Hayatou was like Mugabe of African football.
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Coach T Mar 17, 2017 11:30 AM
Let's hope the new boss will transform us Africans
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boymasaka Mar 17, 2017 11:00 AM
He was like snag in football as there were no developments under his reign, We (South Africans) endured lot of punishment under his reign.
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vuyisap1 Mar 17, 2017 05:28 AM
Yoh atlast he is out
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Isaac ntates maluleke Mar 16, 2017 11:36 PM
if he's wise he should concetrate on agriculture to ease up his demise
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TD11 Mar 16, 2017 08:03 PM
They never want to vacate the seats once they get a chance. This often goes with corruption. Soon it will explored
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TD11 Mar 16, 2017 08:00 PM
Finally the century generation at caf and fifa is no more
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khosiological Mar 16, 2017 07:04 PM
@Nhlpato my Khosiological wasn't banned but hacked my cow, cows logged me out n I notified Cowditor whom thought suspending it was the best option so he can do his investigation
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slaughter101 Mar 16, 2017 06:58 PM
Camerron voted for Ahmad as well
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Mtsetserepa Mar 16, 2017 06:54 PM
jordaan must be crying now. he disowned Tokyo together wt issa, fo fifa seat
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sgelekeqenamanje Mar 16, 2017 06:51 PM
Issa did nothing for Africa but fill his pockets. He allowed the corruption you see even today in caf club games especially by west and north african clubs and countries. I hope the new man can first of all, fix west, north, central and eastern african football to be at least at the level of sadc. Then also root out the corrupt officials who seek to enrich themselves.
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mbixane Mar 16, 2017 06:21 PM
Another Mugabe of football
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Nelinha1 Mar 16, 2017 06:17 PM
It's been long ove due, i have beeb wondering how he survived the axe at the FIFA executive. His boss, Sepp Blatter was suspended in all football activities with his European counter part and how did his African deputy survive that left me bemused. Finally, justice has been served.
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Theembah Mar 16, 2017 06:12 PM
I want to salute 34 countries who take a stand against corrupt greedy Hayatou,who is he to stand for 8term,as if we don't have football leaders,Ahmad let me congratulate u for ur heroic stand,those 20 countries must be ashamed of themselves
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JAGUAR89 Mar 16, 2017 06:11 PM
Good news for African Football! We needed a change!!!!!!!!
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Bonobo Mar 16, 2017 06:04 PM
Can we really trust someone who has a duplicated name (Ahmed Ahmed)?
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Theembah Mar 16, 2017 06:01 PM
Atlast the dictator is gone,he was thinking he's de God of African football,he has done nothing to uplift African football instead he was always enriching himself,Ahmad we welcome u,ur first mandate is to make sure CAF tv rights are control by Africans not infidels,as was a case under greedy old madala,i salute COSAFA for turning de tight
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ashpaul Mar 16, 2017 05:53 PM
He was competing with Robert Mugabe with dictatorship...!

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