Hicham El Amrani has tendered his resignation as the Secretary General of the Confederation of African Football (CAF).
The Moroccan, 37, has held the position since 2011, when he succeeded Egyptian Mustapha Fahmy.
El Amrani was a Hayatou loyalist, constantly defending his boss, who ruled African football for 29 years, against public and media criticism.
He became secretary-general, initially on an interim basis, in 2010 when Egyptian Mustapha Fahmy moved to global football body FIFA.
New CAF President Ahmad, who will serve a four-year term, is scheduled to meet CAF staff on Monday at the Cairo headquarters of the 60-year-old organisation.
Egyptian Essam El Din Ahmed succeeds him temporarily.
Hicham’s Resignation Letter:
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