Saturday,27 May, 2017
Current issue | Issue 1344, (11 - 17 May 2017)
Saturday,27 May, 2017
Issue 1344, (11 - 17 May 2017)

Ahram Weekly

Abu Rida keeps his seat

HANI Abu Rida, president of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), has been elected to a third four-year term in the FIFA Council. Abu Rida, also a CAF executive committee member since 2004, beat his rival Zelkifili Ngoufonja of Cameroon 50 votes to four to extend his previous two mandates which started in 2009.


Abu Rida

The elections were held at the CAF extraordinary congress in Manama, Bahrain, on Monday 8 May. The Gulf nation is hosting FIFA’s 67th congress from 10-11 May. Continental football confederations held their executive committee meetings and extraordinary congresses two days before FIFA’s annual congress.

Abu Rida and his board are still in Manama to attend the FIFA congress which will feature a long agenda that includes presenting and reviewing the reports of various FIFA committees the past year.

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