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Football: CAF President mourns Eusebio

Confederation of African Football (CAF) - Issa Hayatou, President of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), has mourned the passing of soccer legend Eusebio, who died on Sunday of heart failure at the age of 71.


In a statement, CAF said Hayatou learnt of Eusebio's death 'with great emotion and great sadness'.

The CAF President expressed his sincere condolences to the family of Eusebio, Portuguese football family and the European football family.

Born in Mozambique during the second World War, Eusebio da Silva Ferreira made his name in the late 60s and 70s with Portuguese football club Benfica and the country's national team.

Eusebio won the European Cup with Benfica in 1962 and was named European Footballer of the Year in 1965.

He scored a total of 41 goals in 64 games for Portugal.

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