South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe elected CAF President

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South African Billionaire Patrice Motsepe has been elected as President of the Confederation of African Football.

The 59-year-old replaces Ahmad Ahmad whose turner in office came to an end.

Mostepe, President of South African giants Mamalodi Sundowns went unopposed during Friday’s ordinary congress.

He is the founder and executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals, which has interests in gold, ferrous metals, base metals, and platinum. He sits on several company boards, including being the non-executive chairman of Harmony Gold, the world’s 12th largest gold mining company, and the deputy chairman of Sanlam

In 2003, he became the owner of football club Mamelodi Sundowns.

In 2013, he joined The Giving Pledge, committing to give half of his wealth to charitable causes.

He will be leading African Football for the next four years.

Augustin Senghor from Senegal will be serving as the first Vice President with Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya acting as the second Vice President

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Source Author: Frank Darkwah