Former Esperance striker Ziad Tlemcani’s bid to run in Tunisian Football Federation (FTF) elections has reportedly hit a snag because he is not yet able to prove that he meets the selection criteria put in place by previous Federal Bureaus.
According to Koora.com, Tlemcani meets the educational requirement of scoring a minimum average of 12 out 20 on his baccalaureate exams but remains ineligible due to his inability to secure documents from Esperance that show that he was a football administrator with the “Blood and Gold” for four years.
Had the retired Vitoria SC player taken part in at least 30 international matches he would have been automatically qualified to run in the elections but his 22 Tunisian caps leave him just short of the mark.
Tlemcani has until the March 10 deadline to submit his application in order to be a candidate during the elections on March 31. So far, a member of the outgoing Federal Bureau, Wadii Al Jarii, is the only candidate.