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Motsepe confirmed as new CAF chief

Replaces Ahmad Ahmad as head of African football's governing body

South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe has been confirmed as the new president of the Confederation of African Football, CAF, replacing Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad at the helm of the affairs of African football after Ahmad’s tenure was embroiled in a corruption scandal.

Motsepe was elected as President after his opposition candidates Jacques Anouma, Augustin Senghor and Ahmed Yahya all stepped down from the race after the intervention of FIFA president, Gianni Infantino.

The billionaire owner of South African top flight side, Mamelodi Sundowns becomes the first South African ever to head African football’s governing body and his election has been met with increased optimism in the continent owing to his good track record in his native South Africa.

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