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.

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

  2. well done captain Fiasco

    1. Well done Dr Chiyangwa

  3. Mugabe next!

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

  5. welldone

  6. Makapenga baba fidza

  7. Bhora kuna Phidza

  8. Good work Fidza

  9. Aenda Hayatou, kwasara Bobo – singing

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

    1. Mukanya waSvosve

      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

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

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

  12. 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

  13. Bhora Fidzaaaaaaa. Aaaaaa haumakike Fidza. Well done

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

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

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

  17. good news. phidza ibhuru

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