The Confederation of African Football (CAF) incumbent Ahmad Ahmad, who overthrew Cameroonian Issa Hayatou in March 2017, has begun an official working visit in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Monday morning. The 57 years old Malagasy jetted to the country on late hours of Sunday after having a brief stay in Burkina Faso. President Ahmad, accompanied by Ethiopian Football Federation president Juneidi Basha, F.D.R.E Youth and Sport Ministry Minster Resetu Yeredaw and Djiboutian Football Federation president and CAF exco member Souleiman Hassan Waberi, has visited the Ethiopian Youth Sports Academy, the ongoing construction of Adey Abeba Stadium and the CAF Center of Excellence around Ayat vicinity.
Ahmad had a privilege of meeting young trainees of the ASEGA Academy, which is founded by the late Ethiopian legendary striker Aseged Tesfaye, in the EYSA playing field. In the meantime, Ahmad has also met with the contractors of the Adey Abeba Stadium construction team as he was briefed regarding the progress of the new stadium which is being built in Addis Ababa. He later visited the CAF Center of Excellence, which have been under construction for more than a decade. Despite many failed promises by the previous Issa Hayatou administration, the construction of the CAF Center of Excellence is yet to be completed.
President Ahmad will hold talks with F.D.R.E Prime Minister Hailemariam Dessalegn later today.