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Veteran Coast football administrator laid to rest

[The late Mohammed Omar aka Babji. Photo/courtesy].

Renowned Coast Football administrator Mohammed Omar famously referred to as ‘Babji’ has been laid to rest.

Babji was laid to rest at Allidina cemetery in Mombasa on Friday afternoon under the Islamic rites.

He succumbed on Friday after short illness.

Prior to his demise Omar served as the first ever Kenyan CAF match Commissioner and later as CAF inspector.

As CAF Commissioner he presided high profile CAF Championship and Confederation competition matches.

He was long serving Coast Branch Secretary of the defunct KFF from 2000 until 2011.

During the all-inclusive football elections in 2011 he vied for National Vice Chairman position under Sam Nyamweya camp where he lost to Sammy Sholei.

He was nominated as Coast NEC member following suspension of Hussein Terry in 2015.

He later lost the NEC seat to Raphael Mwalungo during the FKF elections in 2011.