African News 16.3.2017 03:13 pm

Ahmad Ahmad replaces Hayatou as African football boss

African football's new big fish: Ahmad Ahmad. Photo: AFP.

African football's new big fish: Ahmad Ahmad. Photo: AFP.

Ahmad Ahmad has takeover from Issa Hayatou after he was elected as the new Caf president.

The little-known head of the Madagascar FA managed to gather 14 more votes than Hayatou, who has been president since 1988. The 70-year-old has been in power for close to three decades.

Hayatou was seeking an eighth four-year team having been re-elected unopposed four years ago.

Ahmad received 34 votes, while Hayatou only managed 20. The latter holds a seat as world football governing body senior vice-president.

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# Team GP Pts
1 Cape Town City 21 39
2 Bidvest Wits 19 38
3 SuperSport United 20 37
4 Kaizer Chiefs 21 36
5 Sundowns 17 34
6 Polokwane City 21 27
7 Arrows 21 27
8 Platinum Stars 20 25
9 Chippa United 21 23
10 Maritzburg Utd 21 23
11 Orlando Pirates 20 23
12 Ajax Cape Town 21 22
13 Highlands Park 21 20
14 Bloem Celtic 20 19
15 Free State Stars 21 19
16 Baroka FC 21 15

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