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Revealed: Issa Hayatou’s downfall was plotted in Ghana Featured

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The beginning of the end of the greatest shake-up in the history of football elections in Africa that saw the fall of Issa Hayatou’s 29-year reign was all plotted in Accra Ghana.

Thursday the 16th of March may go down in history as one of the memorable days in African football as unknown Ahmad Ahmad defied odds and fell long standing Issa Hayatou to become the latest King of African football.

But insiders say series of meetings held by various African football leaders in Accra and nocturnal gatherings were held to map up a formidable plan to oust Hayatou.

First of all FIFA president Gianni Infantino's visit to Accra was seen as a move to shore up the plan to remove Hayatou from office.

Despite several denials by Infantino that he was not meddling with CAF politics his presence in Accra showed that he was key in the plans.

Secondly several anti-Hayatou outspoken FA leaders like Nigeria's Amaju Pinnick and Musa Bility all paid unannounced visits to the Ghanaian days before the election.

Isha Johansson also joined in the surprise visit, as she is a mere puppet of Kwesi Nyantakyi. It would be recalled that Isha Johansen was fraudulently selected as President of the SLFA in a process where the SLFA constitution was abused with imposters filling in for validated delegates during the last Congress.

Kwesi Nyantakyi was one of three "observers sent from FIFA to witness the fraudulent selection, Isha has remained his stooge since.

The Anti Corruption Commission in Sierra Leone, last year arrested and detained Isha a few weeks ago, in relation to an ongoing investigation they were carrying on the SLFA, with regards to "donor" funding the SLFA received.

The DR Congo FA boss Constant Omari, a former Hayatou henchman who was booted out for his support for Infantino, was also spotted in Accra.

Hayatou's decision the ditch Kwesi Nyantakyi and back Tanzania's Leodegar Tenga in the FIFA Council is also forced the hands of people including the Ghana FA chief to lead the charge.

This shows that they were central to the campaign and strategy to oust Hayatou and the form and guide of it was nailed when some of them departed straight from Accra to Ethiopia for the election.

The plan looks to have worked to perfection as all the people in the Accra group won their elections with most thoroughly thrashing Hayatou loyalist including Ahmad's famous victory over the big man.

The unassuming man from the Southern African country polled 34 votes with the Cameroonian veteran gaining 20 in the dramatic election day in African football.

The result brought an end to Hayatou’s 29-year reign as ruler of African football.

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