Morocco’s Hicham el Amrani has resigned as the secretary general of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) with a new leadership set to takeover.

Hicham el Amrani
Hicham el Amrani
The 38-year-old slapped in his resignation letter on Sunday morning as massive changes loom for Africa’s football governing body.

Amrani leaves the Cairo-based organisation after just eight years in the post with Ahmad set to take over the President of the continental body.

“It is with great regreat that I hereby inform you that I am leaving today my position as CAF General Secretary, after eight years spent within the Confederation of African Football,” Amrani wrote in a letter sent to all federations across Africa.

His position became untenable after Issa Hayatou lost the election earlier this month as he was seen to have carried out unpopular decisions under his reign.
Amrani and Hayatou are under investigation over the television rights deal awarded to French company Lagardere which made his further stay at CAF difficult.