Newly elected Confederation of African Football (CAF) president Ahmad Ahmad has stepped down as vice president of the Madagascar senate.

Ahmad, who is also the president of the Madagascar Football Federation (MFF) tendered his resignation yesterday to vacate the office he has occupied since February last year.

The 57-year-old former AC Sotema coach was later received officially by the members of the MFF and Muslim community at Carlton Hotel in Antananarivo where he addressed the gathering.

Ahmad was last week overwhelmingly voted as president of CAF after garnering 34 votes against Issa Hayatou’s 20, to bring to a humiliating halt Hayatou’s 29-year rule.

Hayatou was seeking a record eighth straight term in office.

The Cameroonian was first elected to head the largest member of FIFA, the world’s football governing body, in March 1988.

Ahmad, a two-time government minister is also expected to vacate his position as the MFF president as required by the CAF rules.