Amara Charaf-Eddine, the only candidate for the presidency of the Algerian Football Federation (FAF), has been elected to head the body for the four-year Olympic term (2021-2024). He succeeds Kheireddine Zetchi, who did not stand for re-election after his first term.
The Algerian Football Federation (FAF) has a new boss. It is Charaf-Eddine Amara. The only candidate for the presidency, he received 75 votes for and 13 against, or 85% after a secret ballot, during the work of the elective General Assembly, held in the evening of Thursday, April 15, 2021. Only 88 members out of 119 took part in the vote.
The CEO of the public company Madar, which manufactures and markets tobacco and also the president of CR Belouizdad (Algerian D1), Amara Charaf-Eddine succeeds Kheireddine Zetchi, who did not seek re-election after his first term. « I have come to bring together the Algerian football family. I have come to serve national football and propel the Algerian round ball into the concert of the great nations of world football, » said Amara Charaf-Eddine.
In his programme, the new president of the Algerian Football Federation is committed to the implementation of VAR (video-assisted refereeing) and the improvement of the competition system. « We will also review the refereeing. We must do what is necessary at this level so that referees are always up to scratch. We will review the competition system. There are things to improve and we will study the best options to have a better level of competition, » he promised.
President Amara Charaf-Eddine will have huge challenges to face compared to his predecessor Kheireddine Zetchi, who during his only mandate, allowed Algeria to reclaim Africa in Egypt 2019 after their victory in the final of the Africa Cup of Nations over Senegal (1-0).
Algeria is aiming to qualify for the next World Cup in Qatar 2022, whose qualifiers start on the continent from June. But Riyad Mahrez and his teammates also want to retain their continental title at the African Cup of Nations in Cameroon in 2022.