Challenger Ahmad Ahmad has ended Issa Hayatou's 29-year reign as the President of the Confederation of African Football.

Madagascar FA boss, Ahmad Ahmad defeated Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou to become the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

In the election which held at the CAF 39th Ordinary General Assembly at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa on Thursday, March 16Ahmad got votes from 34 federations from 54 federations which voted in the election, the remaining votes from 20 federations went to Hayatou.

Ahmad’s win marks a new era for CAF which have been under the leadership of Hayatou since 1988.Along with his role in African football, Hayatou has also been an honorary International Olympic Committee member since 2001.

He has held the position of CAF President since 1988, but the later years of his tenure have been blighted by allegations of corruption

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