Mouad Hajji was CAF administrative general coordinator.
Rabat – The executive bureau of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) had named Morocco’s Mouad Hajji as CAF’s new secretary-general.
The executive made the nomination on Thursday when they gathered in Cairo.
Before the appointment, Hajji was CAF’s administrative general coordinator.
The director of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, reacted positively.
“Mouad has the abilities and energy to excellently fulfill his duty. It is an honor for Morocco and Moroccan football,” said Lekjaa to Moroccan sports channel Arryadia.
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— Arryadia TV officiel (@arryadiatv) April 11, 2019
The two officials were colleagues at the FRMF when Hajji was the director of the cooperation commission.
CAF’s continental tournament, the Africa Cup of Nations, is set to kick off in Cairo on June 21. Morocco’s Atlas Lions will play in the competition, along with 23 other national teams.