CAF president, Ahmad steps down as Madagascar Senate Leader

The newly-elected president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has stepped down as Vice-President of the Madagascar Senate.

Ahmad, who is also the head of Madagascar Football Federation (MFF), tendered his resignation on Monday and leaves the post he has occupied since February 2016.

He was later officially received by members of the MFF and Muslim community at the Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo, where he addressed those present.

The 57-year-old was last week voted CAF president, garnering 34 votes to defeat Issa Hayatou, who picked up 20.

Hayatou has been in power since 1988, when he replaced Abdel Halim Mohammad.

He becomes the body’s seventh president after Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem (1957-1958), Abdel Aziz Moustafa (1958-1968), Abdel Halim Muhammad (1968-1972), Yidnekatchew Tessema (1972-1987), Abdel Halim Muhammad (1987-1988) and Issa Hayatou (1988-2017).

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