Kuffour insists Hayatou must resign as Caf president

Former Ghana captain Samuel Osei Kuffour has launched a scathing attack at the Confederation of African Football (Caf) president Issa Hayatou, insisting that he must resign from office with immediate effect.

Hayatou, 69, who currently doubles as Fifa president following the ban on Sepp Blatter, has been Caf chief since 1988 and Kuffour claims he currently lacks the strength to carry on.

“I think Hayatou must resign as Caf president,” Kuffour was quoted as saying byGhanasportsonline.

“He has ruled for some time and is time for him to leave that position for another person to take over.

“On my part, Hayatou is tired and the strength to work is no more there. He is sometimes even captured on camera sleeping when meetings are ongoing, which is bad. As I said earlier, he is tired and it’s time for him to leave so that someone else can take over,” he added.

Hayatou was re-elected as Caf president for a seventh consecutive term in 2013. He was the only candidate on the list and received popular acclamation after the election commission disqualified main challenger Jacques Anouma, a former president of Cote d’Ivoire football federation.

Sports5050 understands that Hayatou had a successful kidney transplant in November last year after constant complaints over his health.

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