List of Presidents of CAF

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President of CAF
Issa Hayatou

since 10 March 1988
Inaugural holder Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem
Formation 10 February 1957

The following is a list of Presidents of CAF,[1] the African association football governing body.

Presidency Name Took office Left office Nationality
1 Abdel Aziz Abdallah Salem 1957 1958 Egypt Egypt
2 Abdel Aziz Moustafa 1958 1968 United Arab Republic Egypt
3 Abdel Halim Mohammad 1968 1972 Sudan Sudan
4 Yidnekatchew Tessema 1972 1987 Ethiopia Ethiopia
5 Abdel Halim Mohammad 1987 1988 Sudan Sudan
6 Issa Hayatou 1988 Incumbent Cameroon Cameroon

Indicates that the title of Honorary President was conferred upon leaving office.

Acted for a transitional period from 18 August 1987 following Tessema's death in Addis Ababa due to illness, until 10 March 1988 when the general assembly was held in Casablanca and Issa Hayatou was elected president of CAF.

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  1. ^ "CAF Magazine "CAFOOT" - February 2007 Special Edition (p. 12:17)" (PDF). CAF. 2007-02-01. Retrieved 2008-12-15. [dead link]