March 16, 2017 / 11:35 AM / 4 months ago

Soccer-Hayatou ousted as CAF president

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ADDIS ABABA, March 16 (Reuters) - Ahmad of Madagascar pulled off a stunning upset on Thursday as he ousted long-serving Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou from his post by winning an election at the organisation’s congress in Ethiopia.

The 57-year-old former government minister, who goes by just a single name, won 34-20 in the poll for the CAF presidency to bring to a surprise end the 29-year tenure of the 70-year-old from Cameroon. (Reporting by Mark Gleeson; Editing by Ossian Shine)

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