The Ethiopian Football Federation claimed that Lekjaa physically assaulted international referee Bamlak Tessema during the Al Zamalek-RS Berkane match on May 26.
Rabat – The disciplinary board of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) decided that there is no “corroborated evidence” that the head of Morocco’s Royal Football Federation (FRMF), Fouzi Lekjaa, physically assaulted Ethiopian referee Bamlak Tessema.
In May, the Ethiopian Football Federation (EFE) released a statement, claiming that Lekjaa had aggressively assaulted the referee during the CAF Cup final between the Egyptian team Al Zamalek and Moroccan football RS Berkane on May 26.
The federation also accused RS Berkane of harassing the referee.
On Tuesday, August 6, CAF published a summary of the decisions of the CAF Disciplinary Board at its meetings on July 3.
“Based on testimonies and official reports, the Disciplinary Board established ambiguities in the reports regarding the incident and the alleged culprit,” said the board.
The disciplinary board, therefore decided that “there is insufficient solid and corroborating evidence to prove the culpability of Fouzi Lekjaa
Head of the FRMF since 2014, Lekjaa is also the second vice president of the CAF. Lekjaa has also served as the third vice president since July 2017.