Cameroonian Issa Hayatou nominated as Caf’s honorary president

74-year-old Issa Hayatou after serving the Continent Soccer regulatory organ for thirty years before 2017 has been named honorary president of the Confederation of African Football.

The Executive Committee decided to propose to the General Assembly of Caf to grant the status of Honorary President of Caf to Mr. Issa Hayatou, an eminent personality of African Football for all his work,” the statement read.

His roles in the new position are yet to be made public.

Hayatou led the African football body between 1988 to 2017 before losing to suspended president Ahmad Ahmad by 54-34 votes during the last election in Addis Ababa.

His nomination is expected to be confirmed during Caf’s 42nd General Assembly in Egypt on Friday which will be headed by interim Caf president Constant Omari.

The emeritus leader presided over the destinies of CAF for 30 years and his distinction salutes his action in the service of development of African football that he defended wherever it was needed.