The immediate past General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), Amr Fahmy has died. His death was announced by the confederation in a condolence message posted on its website.

According to the report, Fahmy, the third in the family dynasty to attain the position of the General Secretary of CAF, died this Sunday after a brief illness. He was aged 36.

He had a running battle with Ahmad, the CAF president, leading to his being fired in 2019 after being appointed in 2017.

Intelligent reports have it that he had planned to enter the upcoming presidential election in CAF in 2021. His grandfather, Mourad Fahmy was General Secretary from 1961 to 1982 and was succeeded by Moustapha Fahmy who is the father of the late Amr. Amr’s father was CAF General Secretary from 1982 to 2010. Amr holds a FIFA Master’s in Management, Law and Humanities of Sport, and has a great experience from working in the CAF.

Amr Fahmy worked as the general coordinator for the 2013 Youth World Cup held in Turkey, general director for the National African Cup of Nations tournaments from 2011 to 2014.

Moreover, Fahmy served as the general manager for the following Africa Cup of Nations tournaments: 2013 and 2015.

Following these tournaments, Fahmy became the assistant of the general coordinator for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro before serving at French-based Lagardere Sports as director of the operations for Africa from August 2016.