Like his fathers: Egyptian, Amr Fahmy, appointed CAF Secretary-General


The Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) has named, Egyptian, Amr Fahmy, as its new Secretary-General.

CAF made this known via Twitter on Thursday night.

Amr is the third generation of the Fahmy’s to be appointed Africa’s apex soccer ruling body’s scribe.

Grandfather, Mourad, held the position from 1961 to 1982 while his father Mustapha inherited the office from 1982 till 2010.

Having previously worked with CAF between 2007 and 2015, Amr is now fulfiling his family’s long-time tradition.

Before his departure in August 2015, the 34-year-old acted as tournament director of the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations hosted by Equatorial Guinea.

Amr has a FIFA Master in Management, Law and Humanities of Sports.

He will be assisted by two other new appointees to deputize the CAF Secretary-General role.

Former Ghana international, Anthony Baffoe, will oversee football and development while, Moroccan, Essadik Alaoui, will oversee administration and finance of CAF affairs.

The CAF Secretary-General is the administrative head of the football governing body, who manages their day-to-day affairs.