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BREAKING: Ahmad defeats Hayatou to emerge new CAF President

Ahmad starts work as CAF President

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.

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“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.”

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