The CAF President, Ahmad, has joined teeming global leaders in paying tributes to former UN Secretary, Kofi Anan of Ghana who died on Saturday.
In his tribute, the CAF President wrote:
“It is with sadness that in my capacity as President of the Confédération Africaine de Football (CAF), I learned of the death Mr. Kofi Annan yesterday in Bern (Switzerland) at the age of 80. He was an illustrious person of great African history and ex Secretary General of the UN between 1997 and 2006.
“A Diplomat, economist and statesman known for his legendary wisdom and good political sense, Kofi Annan made his mark with his exceptional qualities of resolving international conflicts, opening of dialogue in areas devastated by wars and conflicts, revolts and his involvement in the development of the African continent of which he knew all the assets and torments.
“Many times he helped bring people together and fostered peace. A keen football lover, he often took made representations in major African football matches.
To his wife, Nane Lagergren and his three children, and on behalf of the great family of African football, I offer my deepest condolences and assure them of support in such difficult times.
Also, I address this tribute to the highest authorities of the Republic of Ghana, the fatherland of the deceased.
May God bless his soul”.