The Confederation of African football (CAF) has awarded Egyptian Mustapha Fahmy - the former general secretary of the African governing body - their Order of Merit ‘Gold’ on Wednesday for his contribution to the development of the game on the continent.
The Egyptian official was in charge at the CAF for 28 years before stepping down last September to become director of competitions at FIFA.
CAF President Issa Hayatou of Cameroon presented the award during the 33rd CAF Ordinary general assembly held on Wednesday in Khartoum, Sudan.
“I am glad to receive this honour. I must commend Mr Hayatou, my superior for 23-years for the level he has propelled African football,” Fahmy was quoted as saying on the CAF official website after the ceremony.
Hayatou also paid tribute to General Seyi Memene of Togo, the retiring first vice president who was also been awarded the CAF Order of Merit ‘Gold’ award.