CAF announced that it will be honoring former Al Ahly president Hassan Hamdy during its next general assembly in mid-March.
Hamdy will be the first Egyptian football club president to receive the CAF’s golden merit as a tribute to his past achievements with the Red Devils.
CAF sent Hamdy an official invitation which came after he was nominated by the Egyptian Football Association (EFA) chairman Hany Abou-Rida, who is also a member of the CAF executive bureau.
The former 67-year-old midfielder and defender was the 12th president of the Cairo-giants after he took the post in 2002 and remained in his position until 2014. During his presidency, Al Ahly broke African Champions League records after winning the title five times in nine years to become the most successful club in the competition’s history with a total of eight cups, in addition to qualifying to the FIFA Club World Cup five times.