16 Mar 2017 06:28 PM EST
The incumbent president of African football is out of office after 29 years.
In a surprising victory, Madagascar's Ahmad Ahmad is the new president of the Confederation of African Football.
He defeated the incumbent Issa Hayatou by a vote of 34-to-20.
Hayatou had presided over CAF for seven terms.
His successor will not only helm the CAF, Ahmad will also replace Hayatou on FIFA's Executive Committee.
Ahmad, a former player, headed the Madagascar football federation for 14 years.
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