From: George Aluo in Addis Ababa
The President of Madagascar’s soccer affiliation Ahmad Ahmad has been elected Confederation of African football president, ending Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign.
Ahmad received 34 of the fifty four votes within the election, which was once held in Ethiopia’s capital Addis Ababa on Thursday.
the outcome of the elections approach a transformation in management for the first time considering that Cameroonian Hayatou took cost in 1988.
Ahmad, who appeared very emotional, turns into best the 7th CAF president within the body’s 60-12 months historical past.
the outcome was once greeted by way of cheers at the congress of the Confederation as Ahmad was carried shoulder excessive with the aid of jubilant supporters to the podium after the result was introduced.
In distinction, Hayatou used to be led from the auditorium by way of aides but he told reporters as he departed: “it is not that bad.”
The 57-year-old Ahmad, who goes by using a single identify, mentioned: “while you attempt to do one thing, you mean that you are able to do it. If i will’t do it, I by no means stand.
“that is sweet victory. whilst you work exhausting for years and months and also you succeed, that’s nice.”