Ahmad Ahmad of Madagascar has emerged the President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).

He beat Issa Hayatou who presided over Africa’s football ruling body for 29 years. While Ahmad garnered a total of 34 votes, the Cameroonian pulled 20 votes at an election which took place today at Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

Ahmad, the head of Madagascan Football Association ousted Hayatou who was running for the 8th term in office.

Hayatou’s loss will see him leave his positions as president in Africa, FIFA vice president and a member of its ruling council. Those positions will be taken over by the President