Name : AHMAD
Born on : 30 décembre 1959 



- 1966 to 1972: Primary School of Tambohorano

- 1973 to 1979: Maintirano High School

- 1979 to 1981: Preparatory Course in Public and Private Law

- 1981 to 1986: Ecole Normale Supérieure - University of Tananarive - EPS

- 2005 to 2006: University Claude Bernard of Lyon 

Additional training 

- Management and Marketing of Sport by CONFEJES

- Sports Administration by Solidarité Olympique

- 3rd Degree Federal Coach by FMF 

Academic qualifications

- CEPE in 1972

- BEPC in 1976

- PRE BAC in 1978

- BAC A2 in 1979

- CAPEN (Masters) in EPS in 1986

- MASTER 2 in Sport Management, Specialty «Management of Organizations» 

Professional Experience 

- 1986/1988: Professor of EPS at the CEG of Tambohorano

- 1988/1989: Professor of EPS at the Technical School of Mahajanga

- 1989/1990: Coach of the Football club AC SOTEMA

- 1988/1993: Attaché of Direction to the company PROBO

- 1988/1993: Head of Sports Department, Mahajanga

- 1988/1993: Regional Technical Advisor for Football

- 1993/1994: Director of Population and Social Development, Ministry of Population

- 1994/1995: Member of the Government in charge of the Department of Sports

- 1995/1996: Technical Advisor to the National Assembly

- 1996/1998: Chief of Staff of the Minister for Fisheries and Fishery Resources

- 1998/2002: Chairman of the Board of Directors of the State Commercial Corporation


- 2003 to 2007: Professor in sport legislation and sports marketing at the Académie Nationale des Sports

- 2014 to 2016: Minister of Fishery Resources and Fisheries

- 2016 to date: Senator of Madagascar (Vice-President of the Senate)


Seminars and  Researches


- Preparatory Meeting for the World Summit on Social Development at the United Nations - New York / 1993

- Establishment of the Population Commission in the OAU - Addis Ababa / 1993

- International Conference on Population and Development - Cairo, 1994

- Brief on the Study of the contribution of Physical and Sports Activities on the fight against drugs in adolescents (End of studies at ENS 1986)

- National Conference for the implementation of studies on NGOs in Madagascar (World Bank Financing 1993)

- Chairman of the Reflection Committee on Malagasy Football in 2003

- Memorandum for the Diploma MASTER MOS "What Strategic Plan for a National Autonomous Football Federation in a Developing Country". 

Other Activities

- Founder of the Regional Games in Madagascar (Melaky game in 1989)

- Deputy Secretary General of the Mahajanga Football League (1988/1993)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Handball Federation (2000/2003)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Sport for All Federation (since 2000)

- Member of the International Federation of Sports Cinema and Television (since 2000)

- President of the Malagasy Football Federation (2003/2017)

- Vice-President of the Malagasy Olympic Committee (2005-2011)

- President of the Association of Melaky Managers

- Member of the Organizing Committee of the African Cup of Nations (CAN)

- Deputy Chairman of the FIFA Appeals Board

- Reorganization of the elections of the Malagasy Olympic Committee in January 2011, following the defection of the former President.

- Member of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (2013/2017)

- President of CAF (2017 to date)

- Vice-President of FIFA (2017 to date) 


- Malagasy: Spoken and Written

- French: Spoken and Written

- English: Spoken and Written (intermediate)



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.

Hayatou eulogizes the exemplary career of Stephen Keshi

Few hours after the official confirmation of the death of Stephen Keshi, CAF President Issa Hayatou has offered his condolences to the president of the Nigeria Football Federation.

CAF President sends condolences following death of David Mayebi

In a letter dated 18 May 2016 and addressed to the president of Fédération Camerounaise de Football (FECAFOOT), CAF President Issa Hayatou said he has learned “with great sadness" the death of David Mayebi, which occurred on 15 May 2016 in Yaoundé after an illness.