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Hayatou Lands In Addis Ababa



CAF President, Issa Hayatou, on Monday night arrived Addis Ababa, Ethiopia the venue of the 39th General Assembly of the confederation. The high point of the event will be the election holding on Thursday.

According to the AIPS Africa President, Mitchell Obi of Nigeria, Hayatou was welcomed by members of his executive committee at the Sheraton Hotel where he is lodged. The AIPS president reports that Hayatou’s presence sets the tone for the last minute political pyrotechnics that will usher in the electoral congress of the continental football body.

Delegates from other countries have been pouring in and the countdown is expectedly on for the feisty fight for control of the game’s leadership mantle in Africa.

Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and the country’s most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022.

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  1. frank igwebueze

    March 13, 2017 11:51pm at 11:51 pm

    Hayatou should be voted out. He has nothing, absolutely nothing new to add to football in Africa

  2. Pastor Tim Ogundele-Jesu

    March 14, 2017 5:03am at 5:03 am

    Blessed you my Brother! Quite an age! Regards to your family!

  3. Sonysurf Okobi

    March 14, 2017 9:01am at 9:01 am

    I will be very disappointed if Issa is voted in again as CAF president. The voters should please note that African football needs a breath of fresh air.

  4. Alade

    March 14, 2017 6:15pm at 6:15 pm

    Change all the way…..we need another dimension in our football

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