A new mandate as head of CAF, is something Issa Hayatou believed in very strongly. However he didn’t take into account the determination of the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad to reverse the trend.
Ahmad Ahmad gained the vote of the representatives of African football associations on Thursday, March 16th ahead of symbolic Issa Hayatou. With 34 votes against 20, Ahmad beats Hayatou who had been managing the Confederation of African Football (CAF) since 1988.
Having worked the temporarily as the interim head of FIFA between December, 2015 and February, 2016, the Cameroonian did not certainly expect to leave CAF anytime soon. Though his entourage fed the hope to see him competing for a new mandate, there are many African persons in charge of football who thought that retirement time had come for Hayatou. So, for the vice-president of the Ghanaian football association, George Afriyie, “his excellency Hayatou made a lot for the African football “. However, “it’s about time he retired “, he concluded.
For the new president of the CAF, the time has come to give a new breath to the institution. Placing his application under the sign of the transparency, the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad intends to work at the complete integration of associations in the general strategy of the CAF and a total transparency as far as financial and commercial transactions are concerned
” Under the emotion. I thank all those who believed in the change. Thanks to you who were always backing me. We did it. This victory is ours”; the successor of Hayatou, indicated on his Twitter account