Meeting Fekrou Kidane in Paris
During a seven-day trip to Paris, I came across someone I could recognize while dinning at an Ethiopian restaurant one night.Shyly, i asked him if he was Fekrou Kidane. He admitted that he was. When I asked him whether he would give me an interview for this article, he graciously invited me to his apartment on the following day.
The 78-year-old Ethiopian who had a distinguished career in the local sport and Olympic world has been living in Paris since 1976, although frequently travelling to other parts of the world. He lived in Lausanne Switzerland for 12 years where he was serving as a senior official of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). He is now advising the president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), working from home doing email and Skype video conference. Find the full story here.