Hayatou wants to stay on for one more term
Long-time Confederation of African Football President Issa Hayatou says it will be his last term in charge of the continent’s football body if he is re-elected — as expected — next month in Morocco.
The 66-year-old Cameroonian is currently the only candidate for CAF’s presidential election in Marrakech in March after he brought about rule changes that only allow current or former members of his executive committee to stand against him.
Hayatou, who has been in charge of African football for more than 25 years, appears likely to win a final term unopposed.
“If I’m elected, this will be my last term,” Hayatou said in comments from a meeting on Friday and posted on the African Cup of Nations website on Sunday.
Ivory Coast’s Jacques Anouma, a member of FIFA’s executive committee but not CAF’s, wants to stand against Hayatou and is challenging the rule changes at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland. A decision is expected in the ne...