Fatma Samoura became the first African to ever be handed the post only ten days ago.
"She's the secretary general of Fifa, the world body, not Africa," Caf's Hicham El Amrani told reporters
"Even if her origin does play a role in her understanding the environments or the different mechanics between nations or confederations."
Nonetheless, El Amrani believes Samoura's roots and extensive work across Africa - having operated in Cameroon, Chad, Djibouti, Guinea, Madagascar and Nigeria for the United Nations (UN) - can only help when it comes to the continent's football.
"That's a benefit indeed - her coming from the continent," said El Amrani, Caf's General Secretary.
"For sure she has been working throughout the continent during her long experience with the United Nations so I am sure that her understanding (of Africa) is a given fact."
While the appointment of Fifa's first female secretary general came as a shock to many observers, El Amrani...