43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly of CAF Kicks off in Rabat
Rabat – The 43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) opened Friday in Rabat, with on the agenda especially the election of a new president of the governing body of African football.
The South African Patrice Motsepe is the only one in the running to succeed the Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad to lead CAF, after the withdrawal of the Ivorian Jacques Anouma, the Senegalese Augustin Senghor and the Mauritanian Ahmed Yahya.
This Assembly, which is held in the presence of president of the International Football Federation (FIFA), Gianni Infantino, will also elect the members of the Executive Committee of the African body and the African representatives on the FIFA Council.
The president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, is a candidate for the post of FIFA Council member. He is in the running alongside the Egyptian Hany Abo Rida and the Algerian Khredinne Zetchi.
The candidacy of Lekjaa is the very first of Morocco to this world sports body.
Lekjaa, second vice-president of CAF, also holds several positions in world and continental soccer bodies and committees; he is chairman of the CAF finance committee and vice-president of the committee for the organization of inter-club competitions and the management of the club licensing system within CAF, in addition to sitting on the FIFA governance committee.
Last modified : 12 March 2021