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Breaking: Issa Hayatou defeated, Ahmad Ahmad elected CAF president

After a vote at the governing body’s Congress in Addis Ababa, the Madagascan was named as the new leader, replacing Issa Hayatou

Madagascan football administrator Ahmad Ahmad has been named the new Caf President after defeating incumbent Issa Hayatou in Thursday’s vote.

In the election, which was held at Caf’s 39th General Assembly in Addis Ababa, Ahmad defeated Hayatou in a shock result after picking up 34 votes to the 70-year-old’s 20.

Hayatou had been in power since 1988 when he replaced Abdel Halim Mohammad, and has overseen significant growth in the continental game and in Caf’s standing within the global football community.