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)



CAF mourns the passing of Ghana icon Attuquayefio

CAF President Issa Hayatou has expressed sadness over the death of legendary ex- Ghanaian footballer and coach, Cecil Jones Attuquayefio.

CAF and Qatar Football Association sign Cooperation Agreement

Cairo 6 May 2015: The Confederation of African Football, CAF, and Qatar Football association have signed a five-year Cooperation Agreement for the development of football between the two organisations.

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Doha, 13 April 2015 - The Emir of Qatar, His Highness Tamim Bin Hamad Al Thani, received in audience today in Doha, Qatar, a delegation from the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF) led by its president, Issa Hayatou.

37th Ordinary General Assembly: Opening speech by CAF President

37th Ordinary General Assembly: Opening speech by CAF President

 CAF honours African Union Commission Chairperson

Cairo, Egypt 6 April 2015. The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, will receive the Platinum Order of Merit of the Confederation of African Football on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 in Cairo. This will be during the 37th Ordinary General Assembly of CAF which off...

Hayatou conferred honorary citizenship of Rufisque

CAF President Issa Hayatou was on Monday, 23 March 2015, conferred with the title of honorary citizen of the town of Rufisque North, located 45-kilometres of the Senegalese capital, Dakar.

Hayatou: What Senegal has done is worthy of praise

Following the audience with the President of the Republic of Senegal on Friday, 13 March 2015, CAF President Issa Hayatou was interviewed by a team from Senegalese Radio and Television (RTS). Below is the full interview;

Macky Sall accepts to host U-23 Championship in December

During an audience with CAF President Issa Hayatou, in Dakar on Friday, 13 March 2015 at the Presidency, Senegalese President, Macky Sall, responded positively to the request of Senegal to host the African U-23 championship in December 2015, also the qualifiers for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Hayatou savours Africa Sport Hall of Fame Induction

"I am very honoured by this award. I believe that this recognition has been possible with the hard work of all those who have accompanied me on this journey since 10 March 1988, when I was elected in Casablanca, Morocco.

Hayatou inducted into African Sport Hall of Fame

Dakar, 8 March 2015 – The President of the Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF), Issa Hayatou will receive the trophy for his induction into the African Football Hall of Fame in the category of Best Leader on Monday, 9 March 2015, in the 2014.