Earlier this month, The Royal Football Federation (FRMF) denied tumors of Lekjaa’s suspension following a complaint made by the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFE).
Rabat – Ethiopian journalist Omna Taddele reported that international referee Bamlak Tessema has forgiven the President of Morocco’s Football Federation, Fouzi Lekjaa, after a complaint made by the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFE).
The EFE claimed that Lekjaa had physically assaulted Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema after the CAF Cup final between the Egyptian team Al Zamalek and Moroccan football club RS Berkane in May.
Taddele quoted the referee on his Twitter as saying: “I want to focus on my refereeing career. I don’t want to consume much of my time in going between offices in search of disciplinary action. So without any third-party influence, I forgive him (Fouzi Lekjaa),” Tessema said.
Earlier this month, rumors went viral that the African Confederation of Football (CAF) had suspended Lekjaa in response to the complaints from EFE.
On July 9, Morocco’s Football Federation issued a statement to refute the rumors.
FRMF described rumors of Lekjaa’s suspension as “false information,” adding that “the CAF discipline commission will be holding a meeting on the matter with M. Lekjaa in the upcoming days.”
The EFE accused Lekjaa of beating Tessema with a head butt in an “aggressive and forceful manner.”
The statement also accused the RS Berkane players of harassing the referee.