It’s a family affair as Fahmy takes general secretary role at CAF
The legacy of the Fahmy family of Egyptian soccer officials at African soccer’s Confederation of African Football will continue after Amr Fahmy was appointed to the role of general secretary.
The 34-year-old replaces Morocco’s Hicham El Amrani, who stepped down from the position after CAF’s former president Issa Hayatou failed in a bid for re-election in March.
Madagascar’s Ahmad Ahmad beat the Cameroonian, who had held office since 1998, and will serve as president of CAF until at least 2021.
Fahmy follows in the footsteps of his grandfather and father, who held the roles of CAF general secretary from 1961 to 1982 and 1982 until 2010, respectively.
Tony Baffoe, a former international soccer player from Ghana, will serve as Fahmy’s deputy general secretary, football and development.
Fahmy was a previous member of CAF’s competitions team and he is also one of the founding members of Ultras Ahlawy, the supporters group belonging to Egyptian soccer club Al Ahly.