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South African Patrice Motsepe elected new CAF president

South African businessman and Mamelodi Sundowns president Patrice Motsepe was elected on Friday in Rabat, Morocco as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
Motsepe, who becomes the 7th CAF president, begins his four-year term after being elected unopposed at the 43rd CAF General Assembly.

The 59-year-old was the sole candidate following the withdrawal of Augustin Senghor from Senegal, Jacques Anouma of Cote d’Ivoire, and Ahmed Yaya of Mauritania.
Senghor and Yahya reached a deal brokered by FIFA to become Motsepe’s vice presidents and Anouma his special advisor.
Motsepe is an accomplished businessman and philanthropist, according to the CAF website.
For almost two decades, he has been the president of a South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns. Enditem


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