Caf Secretary General, Moroccan, Hachim El Amrani has announced he is leaving the African football body on Monday, ten days after Cameroonian Issa Hayatou was sacked as Caf president.
Ahmad Ahmad took over from Issa Hayatou as Caf president following an election at the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa where the former won by 34 to 20 votes.
In a letter written to all member associations, El Amrani says, “It is with regret that I hereby inform you that today I am leaving my position of Caf Secretary General, after 8 years spent within the confederation of African Football”.
He expressed gratitude to Caf, Fifa, confederations, national associations and commercial partners of the football family for the opportunity he had to contribute to the development of African football.
El Amrani thanked former Caf President Hayatou and the executive committee for their support and confidence. He maintained that without his colleagues no project or work would have seen day.
He maintained that, “These last eight years have been wonderful, enriching, and will provided with life lasting memories. Caf will always remain part of my heart and African football will always be very dear to me”.
El Amrani used the opportunity to wish Caf President, Ahmad Ahmad and the new executive success and hoped that “African football will keep reaching new heights”.
Meanwhile, there are indications a Nigerian is tipped to replace El Amrani but Egyptian Essam Ahmed is acting in the interim.