List of Presidents of CAF

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.

Presidents of CAF

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 Muhammad 1968 1972 Sudan Sudan
4 Yidnekatchew Tessema 1972 1987 Ethiopia Ethiopia
Acting Abdel Halim Muhammad 1987 1988 Sudan Sudan
5 Issa Hayatou 1988 2015 Cameroon Cameroon
Acting Suketu Patel 2015 2016 Seychelles Seychelles
5 Issa Hayatou 2016 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.

Acting president of Confederation of African Football from 9th October 2015 to February 26th 2016.

See also


  1. "CAF Magazine "CAFOOT" - February 2007 Special Edition (p. 12:17)" (PDF). CAF. 2007-02-01. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 1, 2007. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
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