After 29 Years CAF Has A New President – Twitter Reacts

March 16, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories

Issa Hayatou's 29 year reign as president of CAF has come to an end.

Issa Hayatou’s 29 year reign as president of CAF has come to an end. (Image Source: Nairaland News)

Football is undoubtedly the biggest sport on the African continent. It is a sport which can bring together an entire nation for 90 minutes through sheer passion and love for the game. The sport however has been riddled with corruption and maladministration over the last few years. This however could be coming to an end with changes occurring in the hierarchy of the world’s football governing bodies.

It started with the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) when in 2015 the then president Sepp Blatter resigned over an ongoing corruption scandal ending his 17 year reign, he has subsequently received a 6 year ban from football. Next was the president of the Union of  European Football Associations, Michel Platini. His 8 year reign ended in 2015 when he resigned from his post after receiving a four year ban for his involvement in the FIFA corruption scandal.

Today the Confederation of African Football (CAF) members voted out long standing president, Cameroonian Issa Hayatou bringing an end to his 29 year reign by voting in Ahmad Ahmad from Madagascar. Hayatou, who was also allegedly involved in the corruption  scandal, lost today’s vote 34 votes to 20.

After ruling African football for such a long time, the decision to vote in a new president has sent shock waves through Africa, here is how African twitter reacted:






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