Ahmad elected as new CAF president

Ahmad elected as new CAF president

Ahmad has been named as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), the continental federation for soccer in Africa. 

The Malagasy replaces Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, who had held the position for 29 years. Former Madagascan Football Association chief Ahmad won 34 of the 54 votes in the election, which was held in Ethiopia's capital Addis Ababa on 16th March.  

The 57-year-old becomes the seventh president of the soccer organisation. He will serve an initial four-year term.

"I can't talk at this time. Only one thing - I thank God, I thank my team," said Ahmad."We worked hard but we won. That was the first step. The second step is to develop African football.”