The Confederation of African Football, CAF, Tuesday appointed its Commercial director, Moroccan Abdelmounaïm Bah, as acting Secretary General to replace his compatriot Mouad Hajji who resigned Monday from his position.
CAF Emergency Committee met Tuesday to fill in the void created following Hajji’s resignation. The organization said it has “confidence in Bah who has exhibited good qualities since joining CAF, particularly during the Total Africa Cup of Nations Egypt 2019”.
Bah has been Commercial director since June 2018. The Moroccan will combine both responsibilities until a new Secretary General is elected in an upcoming congress.
Hajji took by surprise the African football community Monday throwing in the towel less than a year after being appointed by CAF President Ahmad Ahmad in April last year.
Though he said he was leaving the football governing body on personal grounds, reports say that Hajji has fallen out with his boss over internal issues including corruption.
Ahmad and CAF have been in trouble after Pricewaterhouse Coopers audit urged FIFA, the world football governing body, to investigate the organization and its leader over illicit money transactions.
CAF has denied any wrongdoing.