Head of Algerian Football Federation (FAF) Amara tenders resignation

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ALGIERS- Hosting a press conference at the Algerian Football Federation (FAF)’s headquarters in Algiers, the Head of the sporting body, Charaf-Eddine Amara, tendered, today, Thursday, March 31st, 2022, his resignation from the presidency of this organ.

Following his resignation, Amara will be replaced by one of the vice-presidents, namely Mohamed Maouche or Yacine Benhama until the next ordinary general meeting as spitulated by article 39.7 of the FAF statutes.

Do note that the press conference is taking place directly after the extraordinary meeting of the Federal Bureau.

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

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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