Confederation of African Football (CAF) has on Wednesday, March 13, 2019, condoled with the family of immediate former FKF Lower Eastern Branch Chairman Hussein Swaleh, who was among the victims of the Ethiopian Airlines Flight B-737-800Max that crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2019, shortly after take-off.
A CAF delegation, led by former Tanzanian Football Federation President Leodegar Tenga, met the family of the late Hussein at FKF House, Goal Project. FKF Officials, among them President Nick Mwendwa, Deputy President Doris Petra, Secretary General Robert Muthomi, and NEC Members Nabea Muriithi and Chris Amimo were also in attendance.
“We are here, on behalf of CAF President Ahmad Ahmad, to pass our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Hussein Swaleh,” said CAF Leader of Delegation Leodegar Tenga, who sits on the continental body’s Executive Committee.
“Swaleh spent the better part of his adult life serving football, and that cannot go unnoticed,” he added.
FKF President Nick Mwendwa, on his part, eulogized Swaleh as a committed leader, who had immense contribution to Kenyan Football.
“I have lost, not just a Branch Chairman, but a personal friend, who has always supported my football development agenda,” said Mr. Mwendwa.
“As a Federation, we will stand with his family and will offer them support during this trying times,” he said.
Swaleh’s son, meanwhile, expressed the family’s gratitude to CAF and FKF for standing with them through this time.
“I am grateful to CAF and FKF for coming through to support us at such a time when we need that support most,” he said.
Mr. Swaleh, who once served as the Federation’s General Secretary, was the CAF appointed match commissioner in Ismaily’s CAF Champions League match against TP Mazembe.