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The new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, has said “African football cannot be managed by bandits”.


The Madagascar football chief, ended Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign on Thursday, picking up 34 votes against the Cameroonian’s 20.

“I’m not a candidate who will serve his personal interests,” Ahmad said in a statement before the voting at a congress in Ethiopia.

“African football cannot be managed by bandits,”

He said: “I will reorganise CAF’s financial sector to make it accessible to all sectors and areas.

“Five million dollars, or 50 percent of earnings from FIFA, will go to African federations.”

In an earlier interview with the BBC, Ahmad stated that Hayatou has done all he could for CAF.

“In life, there is a limit. Typically in politics, everyone has his chance – maybe it is time (for Hayatou to quit),” he said.

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  1. I write to congratulate Ahmed Ahmed for showing Africans that days of fear in standing against the incumbent are over. Any one can be defeated. But please reorganize African Football to enable Africa get more slots for World cup and other competitions by FIFA. Congratulations.

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