Patrice Motsepe becomes new CAF President

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South Africa’s Patrice Motsepe, has emerged as the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

Incumbent president Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar was barred from contesting in Friday’s elections due to a reduced ban by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) on Monday.

Motsepe defeated other candidates likes Senegalese FA President Augustin Senghor, Mauritanian FA President Ahmed Yahya and former Ivorian FA President Jacques Anouma to clinch the highly convected CAF Presidency in Rabat, Morocco on March 12.

The new CAF President, Patrice Motsepe, is a South African businessman who is ranked as the ninth richest man in Africa by Forbes.

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