Mamelodi Sundowns owner Dr Patrice Motsepe is the President for Confederation of African Football.
Motsepe was elected unopposed during the 43rd CAF General Assembly, meeting today, 12 March 2021 in Rabat, Morocco.
He becomes the seventh (7th) person to take up the seat.
He is a South African billionaire and Africa’s ninth richest person.
He replaces outgoing Ahmad Ahmad, who was also suspended due to corruption.
The Presidential race saw three candidates – Augustin Senghor, Ahmed Yahya and Jacques Anouma – withdrew their bids.
|Presidency||Name||Took office||Left office||Tenure||Nationality|
|1||Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem||1957||1958||0–1||Egypt|
|2||Abdel Aziz Moustafa||1958||1968†||9–10||Egypt|
|3||Abdel Hakim Muhammed||1968||1972†||3–4||Sudan|
|4||Yidnekatchew Tessema||1972||18 August 1987†||15 years, 229 days||Ethiopia|
|5||Abdel Halim Muhammad||18 August 1987||10 March 1988‡||205 days||Sudan|
|6||Issa Hayatou||10 March 1988||16 March 2017||29 years, 6 days||Cameroon|
|7||Ahmad Ahmad||16 March 2017||23 November 2020||3 years, 252 days||Madagascar|
|Acting||Constant Omari||23 November 2020||29 January 2021||67 days||Democratic Republic of the Congo|
|7||Ahmad Ahmad||29 January 2021||12 March 2021||41 days||Madagascar|
|8||Patrice Motsepe||12 March 2021||Incumbent||South Africa|