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soccer ballHistorically, there has been a trend in world football, not only African. And that is that holding on to power at the head of a football organisation has proved ten times more difficult than getting to power in the first place.

Ahmad AhmadToday 24 June actually marks 100 days exactly since Ahmad came into office as the 7th President of CAF.
It was on 16 March that history was made, when Ahmad overcame all odds and ended the 29-year stranglehold of Issa Hayatou and became the head of African football.

isha johansenIn my piece earlier, I marked a month since history was made and African football changed. I spoke a lot about Ahmad winning the CAF Presidency. Having allowed that to sink in, may I also touch on the fact that the whole dynamics of African football actually changed on the day one month ago.

Heros Never Forgotten LogoGreetings. My charity organisation called Heroes Never Forgotten has been worried about the spate of deaths of physically fit football players and coaches who suddenly suffer cardiac failure or heart attacks.

Je me souviens des petites heures de la matinée du 16 mars. À la réception du Radisson Blu Hotel à Addis Abeba, en Éthiopie, de petits groupes se blottirent, bavardant, chuchotant silencieusement, avec un éclat occasionnel de rire.