Patrice Motsepe Emerges New CAF President

South African Patrice Motsepe has been elected as the new president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).  

Motsepe was elected on Friday without the need for a vote after a deal brokered by FIFA saw his three challengers withdraw, leaving him as the sole candidate.

The 59-year-old Motsepe was confirmed by acclamation at the Confederation of African Football’s general assembly meeting.

Under the deal, Motsepe, Senghor, Yahya and Anouma are set to operate as “a team” at the head of CAF, FIFA said.

The move has spurred criticism of FIFA and Infantino, though, for interfering in what is African soccer business.

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He replaces Ahmad of Madagascar who is currently serving a reduced ban for financial misconduct.