Yacine Idriss Diallo is the new Ivory Coast FA president after beating Sory Diabaté by two votes 63 to 61 in the final round of voting in an election that was held on Saturday, April 23 at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny Foundation for Peace Research in Yamoussoukro, Sportivation.com.ng reports.
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With 21 votes in the first round, the former captain of the national team was clearly overtaken by his two rivals, Yacine Idriss Diallo (59 votes) and Sory Diabaté (50 votes), after a long elective General Assembly (AGE ).
In the second and final round of voting, Idriss Diallo defeated Sory Diabaté by 63 votes to 61 to emerge the new FA boss.
Yacine Idris Diallo succeeds Augustin Sidy Diallo after four and a half years at the helm of affairs of Ivorian football.