Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad ends Hayatou's 29-year reign, emerges new CAF president
|Ahmad Ahmad. Photo credit: AFP|
Ahmed garnered 34 votes to Hayatou’s 20 votes at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Cameroonian Hayatou, who had been in power since 1988, was seeking an eighth four-year term.
Speaking to reporters after the vote, Ahmad said: "When you try to do something, you mean that you can do it. If I can't do it, I never stand."