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Patrice Motsepe: Sundowns Owner Becomes 7th CAF President

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.

PresidencyNameTook officeLeft officeTenureNationality
1Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem195719580–1  Egypt
2Abdel Aziz Moustafa195819689–10  Egypt
3 Abdel Hakim Muhammed196819723–4  Sudan
4Yidnekatchew Tessema197218 August 198715 years, 229 days  Ethiopia
5Abdel Halim Muhammad18 August 198710 March 1988205 days Sudan
6Issa Hayatou10 March 198816 March 201729 years, 6 daysCameroon
7Ahmad Ahmad16 March 201723 November 20203 years, 252 daysMadagascar
ActingConstant Omari23 November 202029 January 202167 daysDemocratic Republic of the Congo
7Ahmad Ahmad29 January 2021[3]12 March 202141 daysMadagascar
8Patrice Motsepe12 March 2021[4][2]Incumbent South Africa
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