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Motsepe confirmed as new CAF President

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South African Patrice Motsepe has emerged new president of the Confederation of African football.

Motsepe, who is the owner of South African football club Mamelodi Sundowns, was elected unopposed.

He replaces Ahmad of Madagascar who is currently serving a reduced ban for financial misconduct.

Motsepe was elected the continent’s football boss at CAF’s General Assembly which took place in Rabat, Morocco today (Friday).

The 59-years-old billionaire becomes the first Anglophone president in the 64-year history of CAF.

He will be assisted by Augustine Senghor of Senegal (1st Vice President), Ahmed Yahya of Libya (2nd Vice President) and Djibouti’s Souleiman Waberi (3rd Vice President).

Also part of Motsepe’s assistants are Fouzi Lekjaa of Morocco (4th Vice President) and NFF president Amaju Pinnick (5th Vice President).

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