The statement read: Confederation Africaine de Football (CAF) regrets to announce the death of General Seyi Memene, CAF Honorary Vice President, in Lomé (Togo), on Friday 20 night to Saturday 21 November 2020, after a long illness.
The current president of the confederation, Ahmad Ahmad, extolled him for his contribution to the development of the game in his country and continent which will forever remain in the hearts of African football.
Ahmad wrote: "General Memene will remain in our hearts as one of the great architects of our institution’s history. He contributed to write one of CAF most beautiful pages.".
“My sincere thoughts of support and solidarity are with the family of General Memene for the loss of this great figure,” he added.
General Memene received CAF Golden Order of Merit upon his retirement in 2011, after years of dedication and commitment to African football.