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CAF, pay homage to Swaleh, vow to keep his legacy

Amos Abuga @PeopleSport11

Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) yesterday eulogised departed match commissioner Hussein Swaleh, as a committed football administrator whose legacy they will strive to keep his legacy going.

The high-powered delegation led by CAF Executive Committee member Leodgar Tenga and acting secretary general Essadik Alaoui, on behalf of CAF president Ahmad Ahmad, termed the loss of the former Kenya Football Federation (KFF) Secretary General, as a huge blow to continental football.

“We as CAF have not only lost a colleague, but a family member, one who spent most of his life serving the game. Africa has lost a great son,” Tenga, a former Tanzanian Football Federation (TFF) president condoled the family at the Fifa Goal project in Kasarani.


The former football administrator was on the ill-fated Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed on Sunday morning en route to Nairobi from Addis Ababa that saw all 157 people on board perish.

“As the African body and with the blessing of the president, we shall continue to work together with the family more so as to keep Swaleh’s legacy going. As tradition, we have given our donation to the family, one that will remain private,” he said.

Ashraf Hussein, son of the commissioner who was in charge in the CAF champions league match between Egyptian side Ismailia and DRC’s TP Mazembe played on Friday in Cairo, eulogised his father as a dedicated sportsman, responsible gentleman and responsible father.

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