Africa and Togo mourn loss of Seyi Memene

November 23 – African football is mourning the loss of Seyi Memene, a former vice president of CAF who died in his native Togo on Saturday morning following a long illness.

A former Minister of the Interior in the Togo government, he served as deputy to former CAF President Issa Hayatou for several years and was one the longest serving members of the continental football body.

At the time of his death he was the CAF Honorary Vice President having retired in 2011. He was also a former FA President of Togo.

“General Memene will remain in our hearts as one of the great architects of our institution’s history. He contributed to the writing of one of CAF’s most beautiful stories,” CAF President Ahmad Ahmad said in a moving tribute – two days before he was thrown out of football by FIFA.

“My sincere thoughts of support and solidarity are with the family of General Memene for the loss of this great figure,” Ahmad added.

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