Proponents of former secretary general of Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Amr Fahmy on Sunday took some section of Twitter to drum support for his presidential bid ahead of the 2021 CAF elections.
Fahmy who was removed as general secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) in April was reported by the BBC to have entered the race to be the governing body’s next president.
“I will start my campaign by visiting Sudan and Ethiopia in February, I am beginning in those two countries because they along with Egypt were the first three members of Caf,” he told BBC Sport earlier in December.
“My grandfather Mourad Fahmy was one of the founding members of the CAF and he was general secretary just like my father was too.
“They served African football and it’s my time to do the same but this time from the president’s chair.
“My campaign will focus on pro-Africa, pro-football and anti-corruption.”
He was appointed in November 2017 and replaced by Moroccan Hajji Mouad in April by the governing body after claiming incumbent CAF president, Ahmad Ahmad, mismanaged funds and sexually harassed four female CAF employees.
On Sunday, December 15, graphic fliers highlighting Fahmy’s ambitions and agenda engulfed some sections of Twitter.
“The subject does not have two opinions … Amr Fahmy is not only an Egyptian person. He is also a clean-hand, educated, full, and true, and the word of truth in what I am doing. #support_Amr_Fahmy,” @Sahar Yousry tweeted in arabic.
Fil Goal’s Senior Editor Fady Ashraf believes Fahmy deserves to take over from incumbent Ahmad Ahmad.
Fahmy’s grandfather Mourad served as General Secretary of African football’s governing body from 1961-1982 before being replaced by his son Mustapha, who held the post until 2010 before being appointed as the director of competitions at FIFA.