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Belgian FA chief re-elected

Belgian FA chief re-elected

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Francois De Keersmaecker will serve a further two-year term at the helm of the Royal Belgian Football Association after being re-elected to the role.

Francois De Keersmaecker will serve a further two-year term at the helm of the Royal Belgian Football Association after being re-elected to the role.

The 55-year-old, who secured the backing of the executive committee, has been president of the Association since replacing Jan Peeters in June 2006. He is the 10th president of the national governing body, and also serves as first vice-chairman of the UEFA legal committee and a member of the FIFA legal committee.

In accepting his two-year extension, De Keersmaecker hailed a number of the governing body’s initiatives, including the new digital referees’ reports which are designed to improve organisational efficiency. A new mobile application in which all scores from the lowest to the highest leagues can be accessed by players and fans has also been introduced.

“They are the most important factor to us – the players and the fans,” De Keersmaecker said. “They form the foundation of our football.”