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Monday February 24, 2020

The death of Amr Fahmy, who contributed to exposing corruption files in “Al Kef”, at the age of 37


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Former CAF Secretary-General (CAF) Amr Fahmy died on Sunday at the age of 37, “after a struggle with cancer,” according to the Egyptian government newspaper, Al-Ahram, on its website. And attributed to him a key role in exposing corruption files in the continental body.

The former Secretary-General died Confederation of African Football (K) Amr Fahmy, who is credited with a key role in exposing corruption files in the continental body, on Sunday at the age of 37.

The Egyptian government newspaper, Al-Ahram, reported on its website that Fahmy died “after a struggle with cancer.”

“We express our sincere condolences for the death of former Secretary-General Amr Fahmy, who passed away on Sunday, February 23 (February) 2020, in Cairo (…) after a short illness,” the African Union said in a statement on its website. Fahmy also mourned the Egyptian Federation for the game and a number of local clubs.

Amr Fahmy is the grandson of Mourad, who held the position of Secretary-General of the Kef for nearly two decades until 1982, before his son Mustafa (Amr’s father) succeeded him in a position he held until 2010.

His career began in El Kef in 2007, leading to his appointment as General Secretary in November 2017, succeeding the Moroccan Hisham El Amrani. However, in April 2019, CAF announced the dismissal of Amr Fahmy and the appointment of Moroccan Moaz Hajji to succeed him.

While Kef put the move in the framework of “restructuring” his administration, press reports said that it came in response to my understanding of accusations of corruption by President Kef. Ahmed Ahmed He was elected to office in 2017, succeeding Cameroonian Issa Hayatou, who spent nearly three decades in the presidency.

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In the past months, the African Union faces a difficult period that included the investigation of its president, Ahmed, in France last June, on suspicion of corruption, before his release without charge.

The French investigation with Ahmed came against the background of CAF unilaterally canceling a signed contract with the German sports equipment company Puma, and another contract with France-based Tactel Steel.

Kef has entered the past six months under the umbrella of the direct supervision of the International Federation (FIFA), through the appointment of the Secretary General of the latter Samora as Commissioner for Africa on a mission that ended at the end of January.

Days after the announcement of the completion of the Samora mission with “success” in early February, the issue of a leaked report emerged about the mission assigned by the FIFA audit firm PWC in the African Union, and from its conclusion that the latter’s records are “untrustworthy”, And that the audit was absent from the year 2015, and during months in 2019.

The African Union, after a meeting of its executive committee this month, considered the report as “baseless allegations”.

/ AFP

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