New CAF Leadership to Co-Opt Magogo

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Newly elected President of the Confederation of African Football CAF, Ahmad Ahmad has said they are likely to co-opt Uganda FA President on the new executive.

Newly elected President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad has said they are likely to co-opt Uganda FA President on the new executive.

The Madagascar FA boss on Thursday triumphed over incumbent Issa Hayatou 34-20 (came to power in 1988) during the 39th General Assembly held in the Nelson Mandela Hall at the African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Speaking to URN at the Sheraton Hotel on Thursday night Ahmad briefly said as a team they have a plan for Moses Magogo to be part of their executive. "He is a brilliant young leader who we need to bring close in our efforts to try and develop football further," he added.

Ahmad who has been an executive member in the former CAF executive said he is excited to have young leaders on his team and believes they will work well as a team. "I want to run football in Africa with a lot of openness," added the soft spoken Ahmad.

Magogo who lost out in his bid to become a CAF executive member from the Central East Zone after losing out to Djibouti's Suleiman Hassan Waberi said he voted for Ahmad because he was sure Africa needed change.

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When asked about being co-opted on the CAF executive committee Magogo said he would take it up because he believes he has the leadership and administrative skills that can help develop football further in Africa.

Apart from Waberi the Council for East and Central African Football (Cecafa) did not benefit much from the elections in-terms of representation on the CAF executive. West Africa has more members including the female representative position won by Sierra Leone's Isha Johansen.