Zefizef candidate for Comex, Senghor puts his place in play

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The elections of the Executive Committee of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) are coming soon as they will take place in July. Among the candidates, we find in particular Djahid Zefizef, president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), and his Senegalese counterpart Augustin Senghor.

The Executive Committee (ComEx) of CAF will be partly renewed during the 45th general assembly of the body scheduled for July 13 in Cotonou, Benin. Among the eleven candidates who stood for election, we note the presence of Djahid Zefizef (Algeria) andAugustin Senghor (Senegal). It should be noted that the latter is already part of the Executive Committee as first vice-president. He will therefore put his place back into play. Remember that only part of the Comex will be renewed on this occasion.

A boulevard for Senghor?

The seats being distributed on a zonal basis, Zefizef should have as a competitor the Libyan Abdulhakim Alshelmani for the North Africa Zone. A priori, Senghor will have a boulevard since he should not have a rival for the West African zone A. Lazare Banssé (Burkina Faso), Colonel Gbezonde Kossi Akpovy (Togo), both in the West Africa B zone, and the outgoing Pierre Alain Mounguengui (Gabon), alone in the running for the center zone, are also among the candidates.

As a reminder, the executive committee is the most important decision-making body of CAF, and it is he who will be responsible for appointing the host countries of the editions of the African Cup of Nations 2025 and 2027. The body, which currently has 54 member federations, has been chaired since March 2021 by the South African Patrice Motsepe, also president of the prestigious South African club of Mamelodi Sundowns.

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