We Did It! Says New CAF President
Excited to the brim, new president of the Confederation for African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad says the victory is for all Africans.
Ahmad defeated Cameroon’s Issa Hayatou 34 to 20 votes in the CAF Presidential election held in Addis Ababa on Thursday.
Ahmad is in a celebration mood, and he took to the social media to announce “we made it.”
“Under the emotion. I thank all those who believed in the change. Thanks to you who were always backing me.
"We did it. This victory is ours." Nigeria Football Federation president Amaju Pinnick also won the a seat in the CAF executive committee after defeating Benin Republic's Anjorin Moucharafou by 32 to 17 votes to win the West Africa Zone B position.
Ahmad's victory means Hayatou's 29 years reign has come to an end. He first came into office on March 10, 1988, and was re-elected seven times.