The Confederation of African Football (CAF) has found a successor after a string of controversial presidents including the outgoing Ahmad Ahmad.
The upcoming new president has all but secured the role after his two candidates Jacques Anouma, Augustin Senghor and Ahmed Yahya were advised by FIFA President Gianni Infantino, to settle for respective Vice President and Secretary roles.
Incoming CAF President, Dr Patrice Motsepe with FIFA President Infantino and incoming CAF first and second Vice Presidents, Ahmed Yahya (l) and Augustine Sengour (R) pic.twitter.com/oM3WorQui5— SAFA.net (@SAFA_net) March 6, 2021
The South African billionaire and Mamelodi Sundowns president is set to be officially announced and inducted on March 12. Dr Motsepe will replace Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad who stepped down after multiple charges of financial mismanagement.