OFFICIAL: Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe elected as the new president of CAF

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OFFICIAL: Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe elected as the new president of CAF

South Africa billionaire Patrice Motsepe has officially been elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Mamelodi Sundowns owner Patrice Motsepe has officially been elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

The Mamelodi Sundowns owner was elected on Friday afternoon March 12 in Morocco after the elective congress members in all African countries including their representatives cast their votes.

Motsepe replaces Ahmad Ahmad, who occupied the position for three years before he was suspended by FIFA in 2020.

Motsepe emerged as the president of African football following the intervention of FIFA president Giovanni Infantino who brokered a deal with Augustin Senghor and Ahmad Yahya last week and promised to be Motsepe’s vice-presidents.

The third running mate, Jacques Anouma, announced his withdrawal from the race just days after Senghor and Yahya accepted Infantino’s offer and confirmed they will no longer be running for the presidency.

Motsepe went into the elective congress in Rabat as the only presidential candidate (unopposed) and was declared the winner.

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