29 April 2017
   
New Zimbabwe Header
$2.3bln road jobs for Zanu PF only: Govt
Mnangagwa ‘coup’ fails; Bob hits back
VP Mphoko challenges Sangomas on HIV
Kasukuwere diverting attention - MDC-T
Land dispute: Harare council Execs arrested
Gweru man fatally stabs estranged wife
HOT SEAT: Gonda speaks to Mandaza
Tanzania leader fires 10,000 workers
MORE NEWS
Zamco buys $30mln BancABC bad loans
ZSE payments window down to three days
MORE BUSINESS
Jive Zimbabwe now popular with artists
Zimbabwe’s film festivals join forces
MORE SHOWBIZ
Chitembwe says not panicking yet
Akbay wants team to attack more
MORE SPORTS
Zim generals must heed people's voice
Minister Dokora: The village goat skinner
MORE OPINION
 
Waiting for a new day: Seewell Mashizha
The symbolism of head-wrapping
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 

Chiyangwa pulls off Africa soccer shock


Game over ... Former Confederation of African Football president Issa Hayatou

16/03/2017 00:00:00
by UK Bureau I Agencies
 
New CAF president Ahmad Ahmad
 
RELATED STORIES
We destroyed the dictator- Chiyangwa
CAF to discipline defiant Chiyangwa

ZIFA boss Phillip Chiyangwa has helped engineer a shock in African football as Ahmad Ahmad became president of Confederation of African Football (CAF), beating Issa Hayatou who served for 29 years.

Ahmad, Madagascar's football chief, was elected CAF president on Thursday. He won the election in the Ethiopian capital by 34 votes to Hayatou's 20, official results showed.

Chiyangwa was campaign manager for the Ahmad, a role that saw him attract the wrath of the long-serving Hayatou.

"When you try to do something, you mean that you can do it," Ahmad told reporters after the vote. "If I can't do it, I never stand."

Ahmad, a 57-year-old father of two, had a playing and coaching career before he took the reins of the Madagascar football federation in 2003.

His rare and determined bid for "change" at the head of the CAF this year took many by surprise and the incumbent was seen as the favourite.

Hayatou headed CAF since 1988 and is a senior vice president of FIFA. He has been credited with increasing the number of African teams at the World Cup and bringing in extra finance for the continent's competitions.



Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark
 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker