Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure

Hayatou must go! – Africans reveal discontent on 29-year-old tenure

Many Africans are backing a challenge to the long-serving President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou.

Hayatou is standing for an eighth successive term of office, but faces opposition from Ahmad Ahmad, the head of Madagascar’s FA.

Many have already begun to voice their opinions on their preferred candidate.
Ahmad was unanimously supported by The Council of Southern African Football Associations (COSAFA).

President of the Nigerian Football Federation (NFF), Amaju Pinnick, has also stated his support for Ahmad.

He told BBC that CAF needs a “new generation” of leadership, following the change at the top of the world governing body FIFA.
He called Ahmad “courageous” for coming forward to challenge Hayatou and said the election will be “a defining moment for African football”.

Staying away from our tie-wearing friends, other Africans, especially of the younger generation, are also telling that they are not with the big man from Cameroon.

The elections are to be held March.

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