• Mon. May 20th, 2024

Former CAF President Issa Hayatou Passes Away at 77

Douala, Cameroon – Former athlete and football administrator Issa Hayatou has passed away at the age of 77. Hayatou was best known for serving as the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) for nearly three decades, from 1988 to 2017.

Hayatou was a prominent figure in African football for many years. He served as president of the Cameroonian Football Federation before being elected to lead CAF in 1988. During his long tenure at the helm of CAF, Hayatou oversaw significant developments in African football, including the expansion of the Africa Cup of Nations and the creation of professional leagues in several African countries.

Hayatou’s legacy, however, is also marked by controversy. He was accused of corruption and criticized for his handling of various issues during his time as CAF president. Despite the controversies, Hayatou remained a powerful figure in African football until his defeat in the 2017 CAF presidential election.

Hayatou’s passing has been met with mixed reactions from the African football community. Some have praised his contributions to the development of the sport on the continent, while others have focused on the controversies that surrounded his leadership. Regardless of the differing perspectives, there is no doubt that Issa Hayatou was a significant figure in the history of African football.

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