The President of the Confederation of Africa Football (CAF) Ahmad has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate Degree in Law by the University of Professional Studies Accra, Ghana and shall hence be known as Dr. Ahmad.
He was honoured with the degree following his immense contribution to the transformation of football on the African continent.
The ceremony was held at the school premises and the CAF president is the first international sports personality to be honoured with the doctorate award.
The award recognizes Ahmad’s commitment to the promotion of the game in Africa and by extension Ghana, a country he has visited twice becoming 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 Madagascar minister of state.
''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.