The Confederation of African Football (CAF) announced on Friday that first Vice-President Constant Omari will take temporary charge of its affairs until the end of November following the unavailability of president Ahmad Ahmad who is recovering from Covid-19.
Ahmad was diagnosed Covid-19 positive last month and has been in isolation in Cairo.
A CAF statement said Ahmad will temporarily relinquish the reins in line with its statutes following medical advise which prescribed a 20-day convalescence period for the Malagasy national.
“On medical advice, the President of The Confederation of African Football Mr Ahmad Ahmad, has been prescribed a convalescence period which will last at least 20 days during which he is requested to limit his efforts so as to totally restore his energy,” the statement read.
“This unavailability temporarily makes it impossible to conduct the normal duties linked to a function which requires good health. In this situation, the first Vice-President Mr Omari Constant will take the interim lead of the CAF executive until 30th November 2020.”
“This decision is set out in Article 24 paragraph 8 of the statute, which states that ‘if the President is absent or temporarily unavailable, the first Vice-President shall deputise’.”
Omari, an Ahmad ally is a member of the FIFA Council and replaced Nigerian FA boss Amaju Pinnick as CAF 1st vice president last year.