Sports News of Thursday, 16 March 2017
President of the Ghana Football Association Kwesi Nyantakyi has emphatically stated that Issa Hayatou lost his post as the President at the CAF elections held in the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa because the members wanted change and were also convinced by Ahmad’s good message.
Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad defeated the incumbent Issa Hayatou to become the next CAF president after Thursday’s elections. Ahmad polled 34 votes whilst Issa Hayatou polled 20 votes.
Hours after the elections Kwesi Nyantakyi said in an interview that Issa Hayatou lost because it was time for change.
“Ahmad won because he was a good candidate, he came with a message which most people supported and secondly the wind of change that was blowing is embraced worldwide including the world of football.”
“Everyone thought that this was the time for change and nothing could stop the change.”
Kwesi Nyantakyi was also re-elected for the second term on the FIFA Council after securing 33 votes to beat Tanzania’s Leodegar Tenga who got 20.
???? Why did Ahmad beat Hayatou? @ghanafaofficial prez Nyantakyi was a key campaigner, gives me 5 reasons. Here’s 2. Full excl @JOYNEWSONTV. ? pic.twitter.com/YcHz4nDNOm
— Gary Al-Smith (@garyalsmith) March 16, 2017