The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, has today received the Platinum Order of Merit of the Confederation of African Football in the Egyptian capital Cairo.
This was during the 37th Ordinary General Assembly of CAF which officially opened last evening in the presence of the FIFA President Joseph Sepp Blatter.
In a statement, CAF President Issa Hayatou says the award is in show of gratitude for the support she has always been able to demonstrate with CAF since she took office.
Hayatou adds that since 14 June, 2012 CAF and the African Union have partnered in dealing with a number of social responsibility campaigns through our competitions, particularly in the fight against AIDS, Ebola, malaria, and the promotion of peace on the continent.
The Chairperson of the Commission of the African Union is the second person in the history of the CAF to receive this distinction.
The first being the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the opening ceremony of the 30th Orange Africa Cup of Nations, Equatorial Guinea 2015 on 17 January in Bata.
Story by Catherine Ageno