Newly-appointed Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Ahmad says his first act will be to conduct an audit of the body. The Malagasy dethroned long-term Caf president Issa Hayatou on Thursday, winning the elections by 34 votes to 20 in Ethiopia.
“I will go to Caf headquarters and look inside this house – after that, I audit,” Ahmad told BBC Sport. “It’s not a suspicion but it’s management now – an obligation.”
He added: “When (we) finish the managerial and financial audit, I will call the press to talk about the guide that we can follow. Step-by-step, that is our obligation.” Ahmad, who was little known prior to announcing his candidacy in January, was elected on a campaign of wide-ranging reforms.
The 57-year-old says he has still to recover from what many are calling a seismic change in the leadership of Caf, following Hayatou’s 29-year reign. “The shock is leaving but my body is tired,” Ahmad said after what was a gruelling campaign.
The former footballer and coach – and current political senator in Madagascar – is expected to rule Caf until 2021.
Source: The Guardian