Madagascan Ahmad on Thursday became the new president of the Confederation of African. Football, after he thrashed incumbent Issa Hayatou of Cameroon 34-20 at elections held in the Nelson Mandela hall of the African Union building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Ahmad, Pinnick win as Africa opts for change
Many bad expected the results to be much closer, but the Malagasy FÂ president and deputy senate president of his country shocked everyone by winning with a clear margin.
At elections witnessed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura! and declared open by President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia, Nigeria’s Amaju Pinnick was among those elected into the CAF Executive Committee.
Pinnick, who was derogatorily referred to as a ‘small boy’ by his opponent, crushed Beninoise FÂ president Anjorin Moucharafou to become only the third Nigerian ever in the. CAF Executive Committee.
Also elected into the CAF elite club are Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) who thumped incumbent Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria 41-7; Musa Bility of Liberia who defeated Amadou Diakite of Mali 26-22; Souleman Waberi of. Djibouti who got 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, while Sierra Leonean. Isha Johansen got 25 votes to pick the only female slot, ahead of. Lydia Nsekera of Burundi who had only 12.