Breaking: Hayatou ousted

LONG serving African football boss Issa Hayatou’s reign ended in embarrassing fashion after he was defeated 34 –20  by his challenger- Madagascar FA president Ahmed in elections held in Addis Abbaba Ethiopia on Thursday.

By Tawanda Tafirenyika

Ahmed needed just 28 votes to land the Caf presidency but bagged 34 votes a clear demonstration that Zifa president Philip Chiyangwa’s camp had done its home work.

Chiyangwa, who is also Cosafa president has been the campaign manager for Ahmed and had a disciplinary case pending for describing Caf executives as “cowards” and “cronies” for not standing up to Hayatou.

But with Ahmed having won the election, the  disciplinary case may have died a natural death.

Caf said it made the decision to proceed with the case against Chiyangwa at its executive committee meeting in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, two days before the election.

The 70-year-old Hayatou has been seeking an eighth term in office that would have  extend his 29-year reign having been at the helm of the African game since 1988.

Chiyangwa was also involved in a dispute with Caf over a party he hosted in Zimbabwe last month which was attended by Fifa president Gianni Infantino and other African federation heads.

Fearing Chiyangwa was using his birthday party to plot Hayatou downfall Caf said the meeting was against its regulations and an attempt to “destabilise” the soccer governing body.

21 Responses to Breaking: Hayatou ousted

  1. GoFidza March 16, 2017 at 2:19 pm #

    Sweets news for African football….. Welldone Ahmed, Welldone PHIDZA……

  2. Kufandada March 16, 2017 at 2:21 pm #

    Nikuv opertion

  3. serie March 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

    well done captain Fiasco

    • Joy March 16, 2017 at 3:14 pm #

      Well done Dr Chiyangwa

  4. tate March 16, 2017 at 2:24 pm #

    Mugabe next!

  5. Tazviona March 16, 2017 at 2:26 pm #

    If only Fidza could channel his energy for change to home soil I would be really impressed

  6. tonde March 16, 2017 at 2:49 pm #


  7. Patrick March 16, 2017 at 2:51 pm #

    Makapenga baba fidza

  8. Chalubva March 16, 2017 at 2:55 pm #

    Bhora kuna Phidza

  9. Mwana Wamambo March 16, 2017 at 3:19 pm #

    Good work Fidza

  10. yahhh March 16, 2017 at 3:21 pm #

    Aenda Hayatou, kwasara Bobo – singing

  11. Tinashe March 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    Fidza chibaba, at least AFCON will be hosted in Zimbabwe very soon.

    • Mukanya waSvosve March 16, 2017 at 7:34 pm #

      Do you have the financial stamina and organisational capability to host AFCON. Let’s not dream that bond notes can finance such a mammoth task. South Africa had to pull out of the Commonwealth Games admitting economic reality. Bond notes cannot finance AFCON

      • Ndini Ndadaro March 16, 2017 at 9:02 pm #

        YES! WE CAN!! WHY NOT? Usafunge kuti nyika ino haina mari wanzwa!!! Kana iwewe usina just shut up!!

  12. innoculate March 16, 2017 at 3:49 pm #

    bhora mu gedhi,well done AHMAD AHMAD helped by phillip CHIYANGWA as his campaign manager

  13. kingsley March 16, 2017 at 3:50 pm #

    Well done Captain Fiasco but you owe us the same job in Zimbabwe please help us kick out your uncle who has been at the apex of zimbabwean government 8 years more than Hayautoo!BHORA KUNA FIDZA

  14. Diego March 16, 2017 at 3:58 pm #

    Bhora Fidzaaaaaaa. Aaaaaa haumakike Fidza. Well done

  15. nellson March 16, 2017 at 4:06 pm #

    mugabe taught phidza well.well done to the president for mentoring these young zimbabweans.

  16. EddyK March 16, 2017 at 4:09 pm #

    This is sweet news to Zimbabwe because tanga tichaona moto na Mudhara Issa dai ahwina

  17. Jola March 16, 2017 at 4:56 pm #

    Well done Phidza keep it up and also go on to contest Caf elections next time.

  18. phidzise March 16, 2017 at 4:59 pm #

    good news. phidza ibhuru

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