The President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad announced Wednesday he will run for March 2021 elections in Morocco for a second mandate.
“CAF has changed a lot over the past four years. I am proud of the work accomplished by my team. It must be thanked, including the supports for football in Africa and beyond. After reflection and consultation, I have decided to run,” the 60-year old Malagasy said on Twitter.
Ahmad was elected in 2017, flashing out longtime Chief Issa Hayatou from Cameroon who had ruled the African football governing body since 1988.
Ahmad’s four years at the helm of the organization have been marked by corruption scandals after his own Secretary, late Amr Fathy leveled allegations against him.
Fathy’s accusations were upheld by Pricewaterhouse Coopers audit, which urged FIFA, the world football governing body, to investigate the organization and its leader over illicit money transactions.
Ahmad and CAF have denied any wrongdoing. The elections of the new leader will take place in the Moroccan capital of Rabat in March and candidates have until November 12 to submit applications.