A delegation from the Confederation of African Football (Caf) landed in Kenya to condole with the family of immediate former FKF Lower Eastern Branch Chairman Hussein Swaleh, who was among the victims of the Ethiopian plane that crashed on Sunday.
The plane carrying 149 passengers and eight crew members went down just six minutes after take-off killing all people on board.
A CAF delegation, led by former Tanzanian Football Federation President Leodegar Tenga, met the family of the late Hussein at FKF House, Goal Project on Wednesday as the rest of Africa joined Kenya in mourning the long-serving football administrator.
Swaleh served as FKF Secretary General under the reigns of Maina Kariuki between 2000 and 2001, where he oversaw Harambee Stars’ participation at the 2004 Africa Cup of Nations.
“We are here, on behalf of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, to pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hussein Swaleh,” Tenga, who sits on the continental body’s Executive Committee said.
“Swaleh spent the better part of his adult life serving football, and that cannot go unnoticed,” Tenga was quoted on the federation’s official website.
Swaleh was returning home after officiating a Caf Champions League match between TP Mazembe and Ismaily, where he was the CAF appointed match commissioner when the tragedy occurred.
The meeting was also attended by top FKF Officials led by president Nick Mwendwa, Deputy president Doris Petra, Secretary General Robert Muthomi, and NEC Members Nabea Muriithi and Chris Amimo.