South African businessman Patrice Motsepe has been elected the new President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
He was elected by popular acclamation on Friday, March 12 at the 43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly in Rabat, Morocco as he was the sole candidate for the top job on the African continent.
Motsepe owns Mamelodi Sundowns and since making his intentions known to contest the CAF presidency has received massive support.
On Friday, March 5, exactly seven days before the elections, contenders Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast, Augustin Senghor of Senegal and Ahmed Yahya of Mauritania withdrew the candidacies en masse much to the surprise of many.
They all threw their support behind the mining magnate.
Motsepe, 58, is expected to bring on board his business acumen to make the sport lucrative on the continent.
He will be the first English-speaking President of the Confederation.