CAF President Ahmad steps down as Madagascar senate VP
Newly elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) President, Ahmad Ahmad, has on Tuesday stepped down as Vice-president of the Madagascar senate.
Ahmed, who is also the Madagascar Football Federation (MFF), had held the office since February last year and will now concentrate on his new responsibilities as head of football on the continent.
Ahmad ousted veteran leader Issa Hayatou as CAF President, garnering 34 votes against his competitor’s 20 to end the Cameroonian’s 29-year-rule.
Hayatou who was first elected to head the largest member of FIFA, the world’s football governing body, in March 1988 was Hayatou was seeking a record eighth straight term in office.
Ahmad, a two-time government minister, is also expected to vacate his position as the MFF president as required by the CAF rules.
MFF’s First Vice President Doda Andriamiasasoa is expected to take over the reins on an interim basis pending elections.
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