El-Hawari: Hayatou loss good for Egypt

El-Hawari: Hayatou loss good for Egypt
Former CAF President Issa Hayatou

by Phumzile Ngcatshe

Friday Mar 17, 2017. 15:30

In the wake of Issa Hayatou's ousting as president of CAF, Egyptian Football Association member Hazem El-Hawari has welcomed Hayatou's election loss.

Hayatou went head-to-head against Madagascan presidential leader, Ahmad Ahmad, and lost the CAF hot seat on Thursday in Ethiopia by 34 votes to 24.

However, El-Hawari said Hayatou's departure from office could be a good omen for the Egyptians.

"Ahmad is a good person, and we are expecting good management from him," El-Hawari told Filgoal.


"Maybe Ahmed's win is better for Egyptian football, especially after the recent complications with Hayatou."

According to Ahram Online, Ahmad pulled off a stunning upset by ousting the long-serving 70-year-old at the organisation's congress in Ethiopia.

The 57-year-old former government minister from Madagascar won the CAF presidency bringing Hayatou's 29-year tenure to an end.

Meanwhile, Egypt's general prosecution referred Hayatou on Monday to the country's Economic Court on charges of violating Egypt's Competition Law in selling broadcast and sponsoring rights to French company Lagardère Sports for 20 years.

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