There was hardly any suspense, and that was verified in the facts. This July 7, at the conference room of the Stade du 5-Juillet-1962, in Algiers, Djahid Zefizef, 59, was elected president of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), by 52 votes against 34 (5 ballots were considered as draws) against Abdelhakim Serrar (61 years old), president of the Agreement Sportswoman from Setif.
Zefizef thus succeeds Charaf-Eddine Amara, elected in April 2021 and who resigned on March 31, after the elimination of Algeria in the last round of qualifying for the World Cup against Cameroon (1-0, 1 -2).
Algeria – Presidency of the Football Federation: why Djahid Zefizef is the favorite
This vote was held during an elective general assembly, sometimes tense, during which the two candidates were interviewed on their respective programs before the vote. Djahid Zefizef, who had the support of several members of the outgoing Federal Bureau, was obviously the most convincing.
Close to Belmadi
In particular, he focused on the reorganization (particularly in financial and marketing terms) of the FAF, on the promotion of women’s football, on the training of coaches and on the academy development strategy. His competitor, for his part, insisted on the need to develop amateur football, on the protection of the national team and on the organization, by Algeria, of a next edition of the African Cup of Nations ( CAN).
A native of Constantine, Djahid Zefizef went through the management of Agrolog, an agro-logistics group. Since last January, he has held the position of manager of the national team A, and maintains excellent relations with Djamel Belmadi, the national coach.
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He was also part of the Finance Committee of the FAF under the era of Kheireddine Zetchi (2017-2021), but had resigned in September 2018. The new strongman of Algerian football was also manager of the club of l’AS Khroub.