Amr Fahmy is confirmed dead at the age of 36.
Amr was best known as a Egyptian football administrator.
Death was likely due to cancer.
|General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football|
17 November 2017 – 15 April 2019
|Preceded by||Hisham El Amrani|
|Succeeded by||Mouad Hajji|
28 August 1983
Giza, Cairo, Egypt
|Died||23 February 2020 (aged 36)|
Amr Mustapha Mourad Fahmy (28 August 1983 - 23 February 2020) was an Egyptian football administrator who served as the General-Secretary of the Confederation of African Football from 2017 to 2019.
He worked at France-based Lagardère Sports and Entertainment as the director of operations for Africa. Fahmy also worked at the CAF Competitions Division between 2007 and 2015, notably serving as the director for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations in Equatorial Guinea. In March 2019, he sent documents to the FIFA Ethics Committee accusing CAF's President Ahmad Ahmad of corruption, bribery, and sexual harassment. On 3 December 2019, Fahmy announced he would run in the 2021 CAF Presidential elections.
Fahmy was known as one of the founders of Ultras Ahlawy, the largest supporter's group of Egypt's football giants Al Ahly SC. He passed away on 23 February 2020 at the age of 36 after a battle with cancer.
Born in Cairo, he is the son of Mustapha Fahmy, who served as the general secretary of the Confederation of African Football from 1982 until 2010 before joining FIFA as the Director of Competitions. Fahmy's grandfather, Mourad, was one of the founding members of the Confederation of African Football, and served as general secretary from 1961 to 1982. Before joining CAF, Fahmy attended the FIFA Master's in Management, Law, and Humanities of Sports.
Fahmy was known to be one of the founders of Ultras Ahlawy, the main fan's group behind Cairo's Al Ahly SC. Following his death, members of Ultras Ahlawy raised flags and banners in the team's CAF Champions League match against Sundowns. The fans of Red Star Belgrade and SC Freiburg also displayed banners paying their respect to Fahmy.
In March 2019, Fahmy was sacked by CAF after he made corruption accusations against the organization's president, Ahmad Ahmad. Fahmy had accused him of bribes and misusing hundreds of thousands of dollars, as well as harassing female CAF staff members. Fahmy sent documents to the FIFA Ethics Committee alleging that Ahmad Ahmad ordered him to pay $20,000 in bribes to presidents of African football associations. In the documents, he also accused Ahmad Ahmad of over-spending an additional $830,000 by ordering equipment from a French intermediary company called Tactical Steel. On 7 June 2019, Ahmad Ahmad was arrested by French authorities and questioned in relation to investigations into CAF's contract with Tactical Steel. He was released a day later without charge.
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