FAF: Mohamed Maouche takes over as Acting head of federal body

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ALGIERS- The vice-president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), Mohamed Maouche, has been appointed, today, Thursday, March 31st, 2022, to act as Acting head of the federal body until the holding of an elective general assembly.

Following his resignation, today, Thursday, March 31st, 2022, from the presidency of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), Charaf-Eddine Amara designated Maouche as an Acting president pending the organization of new elections.

Hosting a press conference at the Algerian Football Federation (FAF)’s headquarters in Algiers, the Head of the sporting body, Charaf-Eddine Amara, tendered his resignation from the presidency of this organ.

Charaf-Eddine decided to convene,on Thursday, an extraordinary meeting of the Federal Bureau to study the situation, following the failure of the “Greens” to qualify for the next 2022 World Cup in Qatar, before having his decision to tender his resignation.

Do note that the Algerian Football Federation (FAF) announced that it had filed an appeal against the arbitration of the Gambian Gassama, with FIFA.

Here is the full communiqué:

The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has lodged an appeal with the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) against the scandalous arbitration which distorted the result of the Algeria-Cameroon play-off return match played on March 29, 2022 at the Stadium of Chahid Mustapha Tchaker in the province of Blida.

The FAF is determined to use all legally permitted means to have its rights restored and to replay the match under conditions guaranteeing the honesty and partiality of the arbitration.

The FAF also requests the opening of an investigation by FIFA bodies to shed light on the arbitration of the Algeria-Cameroon match.

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