As expected, Ali Fassi Fihri was unanimously voted in as the new president of the Moroccan Football Federation at a general assembly meeting this week.
The Fath Union Sportive board member takes over from Housni Benslimane, who announced his resignation following the north African country’s disappointing 2-1 home loss to Gabon in their first match of World Cup qualifying.
The newly elected president will begin the arduous task of rebuilding Moroccan football from the ground up in 15 days, the time it will take him to assemble a team of federal members according to FIFA laws.
Fihri promised to improve transparency, communication, and adherence to federal regulations and outlined his plans to make the Moroccan league more marketable and better organized.
“We are going to act and, god willing, we will have a professional championship,” said the hopeful new president.
Despite his promises, many Moroccan fans and journalists remain disillusioned with the Federation and were saddened not to have heard Fihri address the possibility of improving the footballing infrastructure, which remains one of the north African country’s main problems.
Rami Ayari, Goal.com