Patrice Motsepe visiting Morocco this Friday

The new president of the African Football Confederation (CAF) Patrice Motsepe should arrive this Friday, April 23 in Morocco, on an official working visit, interspersed with a meeting with Fouzi Lekjaa, president of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF).

According to information from Hesport, Patrice Motsepe will travel to Morocco tomorrow, to meet Fouzi Lekjaa to discuss a set of points related to the development of football on the African continent.

This visit is in line with what Motsepe announced at the last CAF general assembly, when he underlined the essential role that Morocco plays, through the University of football, in the implementation new projects for the development of African football.

The South African Motsepe was elected president of CAF, on March 12, at the General Assembly which takes place in Rabat, Morocco as the successor of Constant Selemani Omari, the interim president of CAF to replace Malagasy Ahmad Ahmad (suspended for two years by FIFA, editor’s note).

During his candidacy, Motsepe said CAF would no longer serve as a battleground for political issues, including the Moroccan Sahara.

He also pledged not to harm Morocco’s interests if elected president of the continental governing body. South Africa is one of the few countries to challenge Morocco’s territorial integrity and sovereignty over the Sahara.

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