The Confederation of African Football (CAF) have confirmed the candidature of Madagascar FA president Ahmad Ahmad for the CAF presidential slot.
A statement released by the continent’s football governing body on Friday after a crunchy meeting in the Gabonese capital of Libreville cleared the 57 year old to challenge long-standing president Issa Hayatou for the confederation’s topmost position.
Ahmad who is also an executive committee member of the confederation will be hoping to retire current president Issa Hayatou who has held the enviable position since 1988.
In an interview with the BBC, the former sports minister opined that his decision to contest the elections was influenced by the quest by some of his colleagues FA presidents who want change
“I took my decision after hearing some federations president say they want change.”
The 2017 CAF executive elections is scheduled to come off in March