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Kenyan Football Official dies in Sunday’s plane crash

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Hussein Swaleh
Hussein Swaleh

A senior Kenyan football official was among the 157 people killed onboard the Ethiopian Airlines that crashed on Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Ethiopia.

Hussein Swaleh, a former secretary general of Kenya's Football Federation (FKF), was returning to Nairobi after serving as a match commissioner in Friday's African Champions League game between Ismaili and TP Mazembe in Egypt.

The plane crashed minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa.

The plane crashed minutes after take-off from Addis Ababa.
Hussein Swaleh served as the FKF's secretary general between 2000 and 2004 and was in the post when Kenya last played at the Africa Cup of Nations finals in Tunisia in 2004The Confederation of African Football (Caf) has confirmed

 


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