CAF General Secretary Mouad Hajji resigns after less than one year

Mahmoud Sheleib , Monday 2 Mar 2020

The Confederation of African Football (CAF) said Mouad Hajji resigned from his position as General Secretary for personal reasons.

CAF General Secretary Mouad Hajji
CAF General Secretary Mouad Hajji

The General Secretary of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) Mouad Hajji has resigned on Monday from his position less than a year in charge of the African governing body.

"I would like to warmly thank President Ahmad Ahmad for giving me the opportunity to serve the football of our continent at such a level of responsibility. The numerous reforms initiated on the sports and administrative levels since 2017 are the continuity of a project in which I believe and which I support. I have no doubt that the President will continue to work for the good development of the most beautiful sport that exists, " Hajji said in a statement published on the CAF official website.

The Moroccan official haven't announced any reasons but CAF said in their statement that he stepped down for personal reasons and needs to return to Morocco as soon as possible.

The statement said that Ahmad have accepted the resignation and that the CAF executive committee are set to convene to appoint a new general secretary but in the meantime an emergency committee will appoint an acting Acting Secretary General.

Several news reports have revealed that Hajji was not happy with the current situation inside the CAF.

"Hajji is upset with several matters inside CAF that have not been disclosed yet, which may be a reason behind the resignation. He has had enough while he was doing his job inside the CAF," a source told Moroccan website Almountakhab on Monday.

CAF is currently under administrative and financial audit and this may have pushed Hajji towards the exit door in order to distance himself from any violations.

The Moroccan official served as CAF Administrative General Coordinator before being assigned as CAF General Secretary in April 2019 succeeding to Amr Fahmy of Egypt who passed away recently.

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