Morocco’s Fouzi Lekjaa Elected to FIFA Council
Rabat – President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, was elected, Friday in Rabat, member of the Council of the International Federation of Football (FIFA), during the 43rd Ordinary and Elective General Assembly of the African Football Confederation (CAF).
In addition to Lekjaa, Egyptian Hany Abo Rida, who was seeking a second term, was also elected to the FIFA Council from the Arabic, Portuguese and Spanish language groups.
The election of Lekjaa is the first of its kind of Morocco to this world sports body.
Lekjaa, second vice-president of CAF, also holds several posts 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.
President of the Algerian Federation, Khreireddine Zetchi, who was also in the running for a post on the FIFA Council, withdrew from the race just before the elections.
Last modified : 12 March 2021