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Manama: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa sent a congratulatory letter to new Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad Ahmad after he was elected at elections held in Addis Ababa on Thursday.

Shaikh Salman said:" Your election is a testimony to the faith and confidence the African football family have in your abilities. I am confident that your depth of knowledge, expertise and leadership will contribute significantly to the progress of football development in your Confederation."

He added: "I look forward to working closely with you to create a new and exciting future for FIFA, and to further strengthen the ties and partnerships that exist between our Confederations."