Surname: HAYATOU

First Name: Issa

Date of Birth: 9 August 1946

Married, 4 children





2001 Elected IOC Member

1997 Member of the Women and Sport Commission of the IOC

Head of Sports Delegation for Cameroon on several occasions


Since 1990: Member of the FIFA Executive Committee

Since 1992 – FIFA Vice President

Since September 2014, Senior FIFA Vice President

Member of the FIFA Emergency Committee

Chairman of the FIFA Development Committee

Chairman of the FIFA Finance Committee

Deputy Chairman of the Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup

Member of the FIFA Strategic Committee


1988 – CAF President

1986 – Member, CAF Executive Committee

1985-1988 President of the Cameroon Football Federation

1982-1986 Director of Sports (Ministry of Youth and Sports)

1974-1983 General Secretary of the Cameroon Football Federation

1973-1974 Professor of EPS (Coordinator) at Lycée Général Leclerc (Yaounde-Cameroon)



1964 – 1971 400m & 800m champion

Member of the Cameroon national Basketball team

Played Football at the University

1965 Member of the Cameroon national Athletic team during the first All Africa Games in Brazzaville, Congo



Holder of several awards both locally and international




CAF President receives support from Jacob Zuma

On the morning of Saturday, 18 February 2017, President of the Republic of South Africa, Jacob Zuma, received the president of the Confederation of African Football Issa Hayatou at his residence in Pretoria.

Glo-CAF Awards 2016 ceremony: SPEECH OF MR. ISSA HAYATOU

First and foremost, on my behalf and the entire African football family, I present my best wishes for the year 2017 to everyone present here, and to all those watching on TV.

Hayatou receives Diamond of Asia award

The 2016 Diamond of Asia Award, one of the prestigious honours bestowed by the AFC, has been awarded to CAF President, Issa Hayatou. He was decorated on the night of the AFC Awards on Thursday, 1 December 2016 at the Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).


Words are not enough on such occasions to express satisfaction. The distinction that has just been given to me, the most important award given by the Asian Football Confederation, goes beyond simple friendship

CAF President at the AFC Awards

CAF President Issa Hayatou is in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates at the invitation of the President of the Asian Football Confederation, Sheikh Salman Bin Ebrahim Al-Khalifa.

Hayatou receives Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma

The Chairperson of the African Union (AU) Commission, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, arrived Yaounde in the early hours of 24 November 2016.

Highlights of the visit of CAF President in Morocco

At the invitation of the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, the President of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou, accompanied by the Secretary General, Hicham El Amrani, paid a visit to Morocco, between 20-21 November 2016 to discuss way...

speech by CAF President

speech by CAF President

29 September 2016

I wish, before all else, to do myself the pleasure of welcoming the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, who, in this capacity, is attending a CAF General Assembly Meeting on African soil for the first time.

Hayatou congratulates new Egyptian FA president

In a letter dated Wednesday, 31 August 2016, CAF President Issa Hayatou has congratulated the newly elected president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) Hani Abo Rida.

CAF President meets Kenyan Vice President on CHAN 2018

CAF President Issa Hayatou met with Kenya’s Vice President William Ruto on Friday (26 August 2016) evening as he concluded his two-day tour of the country ahead of the African Nations Championship (CHAN) in 2018 to be hosted in the East African country.