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CAF President Ahmad meets President Kagame as he ends official visit to Rwanda

Posted on Mar 13 2018

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) President Ahmad met Paul Kagame on Monday evening as he concluded his three-day official visit to Rwanda.

Ahmad arrived in Rwanda on Saturday for his first official visit as head of the African football’s governing body a year after his election.

On Monday, Ahmad met President Kagame alongside Rwanda Football Federation (FERWAFA) president Vincent Nzamwita and Minister of Sports and Culture Mme. Uwacu Julienne.

Ahmad paid tribute to President Kagame’s passion and love for football, particularly commending him for his continued financial support toward the regional CECAFA Kagame Cup competition that attracts top clubs from more than 10 regional countries.

He also thanked him for the support accorded to him during the elections of the CAF Presidency last year.

President Kagame assured Ahmad his support towards his mandate of bringing changes and reforms to the African football body as well as developing African football (youth and women).

During his visit, President Ahmad paid a memorable visit to the Kigali Genocide Memorial Centre on Sunday, were he had had a first-hand sense of the horrors of the past that led to the 1994 Genocide in which up to one million innocent Tutsis and moderate Hutus perished in one of the most horrible and systematically planned genocides in history

He donated $2000 to go into the maintenance of the centre and in their campaign of continuous genocide prevention and the fight against genocidal ideology.

He held talks with FERWAFA president Nzamwita Vincent and Minister of Sports and Culture Mme. Uwacu Julienne.

Earlier on Monday, the CAF President attended the Forum organized by the African Union of Broadcasting. At the African Union of Broadcasting Forum, President Ahmad also held talks with Rwanda’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and East African Community, Mme. Louise Mushikiwabo.
Source: Ferwafa.rw


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