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Former CAF Vice-President, General Seyi Memene dies at 86.

Former CAF vice-president, General Seyi Memene has died at the age of 86.

Reports say the former General died in Lome, Togo on Friday 20 night breaking Saturday November 21,  2020 after a long illness.

The former CAF vice-president who also doubles as the former president of the Togolesse Football Federation was the a former vice-president under former CAF boss, Issa Hayatou.

Upon his retirement in 2011, Memene received a CAF Golden order of merit for his commitment and dedication to the development of African Football.

CAF boss, Ahmad also sends tribute to the former Vice-president.

“General Memene will remain in our hearts as one of the great architects of our institution’s history. He contributed to write one of CAF’s most beautiful page.”

“His inestimable contribution to the development of African Football in general and Togo in particular.

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

As president of the Togo Football Federation,  The Togo national team qualified for their first world cup in 2006 in Germany.

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