Port Harcourt – Ex-Green Eagles winger, Adokiye Amiesimaka, on Thursday urged the newly elected President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Ahmad Ahmad, to take African football to the next level.
Ahmad, 57, President of Madagascar Football Federation defeated incumbent President, Issa Hayatou, 70 of Cameroon by 34 to 20 votes at the CAF Congress in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Amiesimaka said in Port Harcourt that Ahmad`s election was a welcome development.
“ The change of guard is a welcome development. I think, this is the kind of people we want to see in such establishment.
“ The former President did well during his time and I believe he had nothing new to offer,” he said.
Adokiye, former Chairman of Sharks football club, said the new President should have a plan of action to take African football to the next level.
“ Ahmad Ahmad is not very popular in football in Africa and his country is not a football power in Africa.
“ But, that does not mean he doesn`t have anything to offer. I hope he has a plan of action to take African football to the next level,” he said.
Amiesimaka also urged the new President not to be selective in his areas of interest and concern, regarding Federations that voted in his favour or not.
He said that Nigeria should put her acts in order and prepare to vie for such sensitive position in African football.