The 43rd CAF General Assembly, meeting this Friday March 12, 2021 in Rabat, Morocco, brought Dr. Patrice Motsepe to the presidency of the African Football Confederation.
Motsepe, who becomes the seventh (7th) president of CAF, begins his four-year mandate after being elected without opposition by CAF Member Associations.
By going to the General Assembly, Africa adopted a position of unity which saw the other three candidates, namely Augustin Senghor, Ahmed Yahya and Jacques Anouma withdraw from the presidential race.
During his address to the General Assembly, FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who was present in Rabat, congratulated the Member Associations of the continent for the unity they have shown in recent weeks.
At 59, Patrice Motsepe is an accomplished South African businessman and philanthropist who is no stranger to football. For nearly two decades, he was president of the South African club, Mamelodi Sundowns.