Issa Hayatou’s 29- year reign as CAF president has ended.
The Cameroonian was beaten by Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar 34 votes to 20 at the elective CAF congress held in Addis Abba, Ethiopia today.
Hayatou has been in power since 1988.
His departure comes as CAF celebrates 60 years and sees the torch passed from 70-year-old Hayatou to 57-year-old Ahmad who is also CAF executive committee member and president of the Madagascar Football Federation.
Ahmad is CAF’s 7th president since African football’s governing body was formed in 1957.