CAF Elections: All the winners and losers

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CAF General Assembly in Addis Ababa

By Olawale Alabi

Amaju Pinnick, President of Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), on Thursday won a place on the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 to 2021 cycle.

Pinnick won 32-17 to beat the President of the Football Association of Benin Republic, Anjorin Moucharafou, to the West B Zone seat.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Pinnick’s election makes him the third Nigerian ever to sit on the CAF Executive Committee.

Earlier at the elections, Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad had beaten incumbent Issa Hayatou of Cameroon 34-20 to emerge new CAF President.

Both elections were part of the elections held in the Nelson Mandela Hall of the African Union (AU) building in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

NAN reports that the elections were held at the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly.

The elections were witnessed by FIFA President Gianni Infantino and Secretary General, Fatma Samoura, and were declared open by President Mulatu Teshome of Ethiopia.

Also elected into the CAF Exco was Fouzi Lekjaa of Morocco who thumped incumbent Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria 41-7 for North Zone.

Musa Bility of Liberia defeated Amadou Diakite of Mali 26-22 for West A Zone, while Adoum Djibrine of Chad was elected unopposed from the Central Zone.

For the Central-East Zone which had four candidates, Suleiman Hassan Waberi of Djibouti polled 20 votes to win after Sudanese Magdi Shams El Din withdrew before the second round of voting.

In the first round, the incumbent El Din had got 12 votes, while Juneido Basha Tilmo of Ethiopia got nine and Moses Magogo of Uganda got seven.

After the Southern Zone election, Ahmad and Suketu Patel of Seychelles were replaced by Danny Jordaan of South Africa (35 votes) and Rui Eduardo Da Costa of Angola (25 votes).

Frans Mbidi of Namibia could not make it in spite of getting 24 votes, while Patel withdrew from the election.

In the election for the female slot, Isha Johansen of Sierra Leone got 35 votes to beat Lydia Nsekera of Burundi who had 12.

In the election of the African representative for the FIFA Council for the cycle 2017 – 2021 (Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Category), Tarek Bouchamoui of Tunisia was successful.

This was after Hani Abo Rida of Egypt had withdrawn from the contest.

In the Francophone Category, Omari Constant Selemani of DR Congo got 35 votes to beat Augustin Sidy Diallo of Cote d’Ivoire who had 19 votes.

The Anglophone Category election saw Kwesi Nyantakyi of Ghana polling 33 votes to beat Leodegar Tenga of Tanzania who had 20 votes.

In the Open Category, where there were three positions to fill, Almamy Kabele Camara of Guinea and Nsekera were elected

*News Agency of Nigeria hereby presents the results of all the elections held at the 39th CAF Ordinary General Assembly held in Addis Ababa today to elect members of the CAF executive committee for 2017-2021 cycle

Election of the CAF President for the 2017-2021 cycle

Outgoing President: Issa Hayatou (Cameroon)


Ahmad Ahmad, new CAF President


Ahmad (Madagascar) – 34

Issa Hayatou (Cameroon) – 20


Election of the members of the CAF Executive Committee for the 2017 – 2021 cycle

North Zone

Outgoing Member: Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria)



Fouzi Lekjaa (Morocco) – 41

Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria) – 7


West A Zone

Outgoing Member: Amadou Diakité (Mali)



Amadou Diakité (Mali) – 22

Hassan Musa Bility (Liberia) – 26


West B Zone

Outgoing Member: Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin)



Amavu Melvin Pinnick (Nigeria) – 32

Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin) – 17


Central Zone

Outgoing Member: Adoum Djibrine (Chad)



Adoum Djibrine (Chad) – Elected unopposed


Central-East Zone

Outgoing Member: Magdi Shams El Din (Sudan)



Juneido Basha Tilmo (Ethiopia) – 9

Magdi Shams El Din (Sudan) – 12

Moses Magogo (Uganda) – 7

Suleiman Hassan Waberi (Djibouti) – 20


*Suleiman Hassan Waberi elected after Magdi Shams El Din withdrew before second round of voting


Southern Zone

Outgoing Members: Ahmad (Madagascar), Suketu Patel (Seychelles)



Danny Jordaan (South Africa) – 35

Frans Mbidi (Namibia) – 24

Rui Eduardo Da Costa (Angola) – 25

Suketu Patel (Seychelles) – withdrew


* Danny Jordaan (South Africa) & Rui Eduardo Da Costa (Angola) elected


Female candidates


Isha Johansen (Sierra Leone)  – 35

Lydia Nsekera (Burundi) – 12


Election of the African representative for the FIFA Council for the cycle 2017 – 2021

Arabic, Portuguese, Spanish Category


Hani Abo Rida (Egypt)

Tarek Bouchamoui (Tunisia)

Tarek Bouchamoui elected after Hani Abo Rida withdrew


Francophone Category


Augustin Sidy Diallo (Cote d’Ivoire) – 19

Omari Constant Selemani (RD Congo) – 35


Anglophone Category


Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana) – 33

Leodegar Tenga (Tanzania)- 20


Open Category (3 positions to fill)


Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea)

Lydia Nsekera (Burundi)


* Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea) & Lydia Nsekera (Burundi) elected

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