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Issa Hayatou: Latest News
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:23 am
In an outcome that has surprised many on the African continent and beyond, Issa Hayatou’s reign at CAF has ended as Madagascan government minister Ahmad was elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football on Thursday. The CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, therefore produced a new leader for African soccer, with previous president Hayatou having been in charge for the last 29 years. The Cameroonian was attempting to secure his eighth term in charge of the Confederation of African Football.
Peter Pedroncelli, 9:43 am
The CAF presidency will be decided on Thursday when elections for the next president of Africa’s soccer governing body will take place at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa. Current CAF president Issa Hayatou will be attempting to secure his eighth term in charge of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), while the Cameroonian will face a challenge from Madagascan government minister, Ahmad, who goes by a single name. Since Hayatou first became president in 1988, he has only ever faced three challengers to his reign at the top of Africa’s most popular sport.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:14 am
The Confederation of African Football (CAF) proudly announced the backing of South African president Jacob Zuma this week in regards to current head of CAF Issa Hayatou, who is trying to remain at the continental soccer governing body for yet another term. The embattled South African head of state has pledged his support to Hayatou ahead of the confederation’s upcoming elections. On Saturday Zuma was paid a visit by Cameroonian Hayatou at his home in Pretoria ahead of the CAF Super Cup final, which saw the winners of the CAF Confederation Cup face off against the victors of the CAF Champions League, the continent’s two premier club competitions.
Peter Pedroncelli, 4:10 pm
The president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Issa Hayatou has been given the reigns at FIFA on a temporary basis, following news that president Sepp Blatter was relieved of his duties through a 90-day suspension imposed on him by world football’s governing body. This is a result of a continuing investigation into Blatter by Swiss authorities.
Staff, 11:25 pm
The Confederation of African Football voted on Tuesday to remove an age limit on its officials, paving the way for Issa Hayatou to stay on as president. All 54 countries at the organisation’s congress in Cairo agreed to change the statutes which previously stopped officials serving past the age of 70. It was proposed Caf should bring its rules in line with those of world football’s governing body Fifa.
Peter Pedroncelli, 2:06 am AFKI Original
The Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF) have outright rejected sanctions that have been levied against them by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) following their decision to pull out as host of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations (AFCON) competition.
Staff, 3:33 am
The long-serving Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou is seeking to change his organisation’s rules on age limits in order to continue at the helm well into the next decade
Maher Mezahi, 11:28 pm AFKI Original
Yaya Toure – Cote D’Ivoire: Africa’s gentle giant, who won his fourth consecutive Glo-CAF player of the year award earlier this month, simply can’t seem to imprint his influence on most matches in Africa. Against Guinea, gameplay bypassed him once more, though his set-piece were a constant threat.
Maher Mezahi, 5:36 am AFKI Original
From a Moroccan government standpoint postponing the Africa Cup of Nations was a matter of economic urgency considering the risk of an Ebola outbreak that could bring the country’s fragile health infrastructure to its knees and harm a tourism sector that earns the country over $10 billion each year, and employs 400,000 people.
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