Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign as head of the Confederation of African Football is over after Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat him in a presidential election on Thursday.
Ahmad picked up 34 votes to Cameroonian Hayatou’s 20.
“I’m not a candidate who will serve his personal interests.
“African football cannot be managed by bandits,” Ahmad Ahmad said in a statement before the voting at a congress in Ethiopia took place.
He said: “I will reorganise CAF’s financial sector to make it accessible to all sectors and areas.
“Five million dollars, or 50 per cent of earnings from FIFA, will go to African federations.”