General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) said the late Alhaji
Omar Sey was a great example to Africa and the world hence his contribution to
the growth and development of Football across the globe is clearly recognised.
Amr Fahmy said the passing away of the late African Football veteran and administrator was a shock and a great loss to both CAF and FIFA.
Fahmy was speaking to GFF General Secretary Lamin M. Jassey, who is currently in Marrakech Morocco where the continental body is converging for a symposium on Women’s Football development in Africa.
“It was with great sadness that I received the news of his death. Alhaji Omar was my mentor. My relationship with the man dates back to many years and it was in 1988 that I first met him at a CAF Congress where he showed and assisted me in a lot of football matters, guiding me through and showing me the way.”
Fahmy described the former politician as a great man of high repute and having a decent sense of humor. “He was a Manchester United fan and we used to share jokes around our teams. He had a positive energy and we will really miss his charismatic leadership.”
Omar Sey passed away last Friday at the main referral hospital in Banjul and was laid to rest the same day at the Old Jeshwang Cemetery. He died at the age of 77.
“His memories will last forever and I therefore pray for his soul to rest in peace and for the family to bear the loss. It is a difficult period for them but God will reward Alhaji Omar because he has done and sacrificed a lot for Africa and the World at large,” he said to GFF General Secretary Lamin Jassey.