The Authorities of University of Professional Studies Accra in Ghana has conferred on the President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Ahmad Ahmad an Honorary Doctorate Degree. Hence the first gentleman of Africa’s football will be known as Dr. Ahmad Ahmad.
The CAF President and Africa’s most powerful football person was honoured with the degree following his immense contribution to the transformation of football on the African continent.
Present at the august function was the President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwah Akuffo Addo and various presidents from 47 Football Associations in Africa.
The award ceremony which came off on Wednesday saw Ahmad becoming the first major international sports personality to receive the award from the highly-rated University known for promoting industry.
The award seeks recognize Ahmad’s commitment to the development of the game on the African continent and by extension Ghana, a country he has visited twice after been confirmed the President of CAF.
The University of Professional Studies said in its letter to Ahmad: ”The UPSA Management has nominated you for the award of an honorary Doctorate Degree.”
Vice chancellor Prof Abednego Amartey said the University was honoured to present the award to the former Minister of State in Madagascar.
”Particularly, we are substantially aware of the positive impact you have made in football arena both in Ghana and the internationally,” Prof Amartey said.
The University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) is a public university that provides both academic and business professional education in Ghana.