As Hayatou’s 29 12 months technology ends
by way of George aluo, Addis Ababa
Madagascar soccer association chief, Ahmad received his quest for the Confederation of African football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-yr rule.
Ahmad bowled over the soccer world through winning Hayatou in a transparent margin of 34 to twenty votes in the election, held in Ethiopia’s capital, Addis Ababa on Thursday.
the outcome meant a transformation in leadership for the primary time since Cameroonian Hayatou took charge in 1988.
Ahmad, who regarded emotional, becomes simplest the seventh CAF president within the physique’s 60-year historical past.
The 57-12 months-previous, who goes through a single name, informed BBC game afterwards: “i will’t speak right now. only one thing – I thank God, I thank my staff.
Nigeria football Federation President , Amaju Pinnick, emerged one of the vital kingmakers at the elections witnessed by means of FIFA President, Gianni Infantino, Secretary normal, Fatma Samoura and declared open by Ethiopian President, Mulatu Teshome.
Pinnick, overwhelmed his opponent Anjorin Moucharafou, who tagged him ‘small boy’ through 32-17 votes to develop into the 1/3 Nigerian ever in the CAF executive Committee.
additionally elected into the CAF elite membership are Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) who thumped incumbent Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria forty one-7; Musa Bility of Liberia who defeated Amadou Diakite of Mali 26-22; Souleman Waberi of. Djibouti who acquired 20 votes to defeat Magda Shams el Din, Juneidi Tilmo and Moses. Magogo.
Danny Jordaan of South Africa and Eduardo da Costa of Angola were elected from the southern zone, whereas Sierra Leonean. Isha Johansen bought 25 votes to select the only feminine slot, in advance of. Lydia Nsekera of Burundi who had handiest 12.
The departure of Hayatou is a huge exchange for African football and the 70-yr-old may even lose his Fifa position and his situation on the ruling council of world football’s governing body.
He had been challenged for the Caf presidency simplest twice before and both instances gained with landslide victories.
This time he gained handiest 20 votes, ending his hopes of profitable an eighth time period in place of work that might have seen his presidency extend for greater than three decades in total.
“His excellency Issa Hayatou has achieved so much for African football (however) it’s time for him to step back,” mentioned George Afriyie, vp of the Ghana football association.
Liberia football association President Musa Bility added: “Africa has made an emphatic resolution that we’re prepared for trade.”