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Mohamed Raouraoua wins Fifa executive committee post

Fifa headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland
Ivorian Jacques Anouma retains his place on Fifa's 24-man Executive Committee and is joined by Algerian federation chief Mohamed Raouraoua

Algeria Football Federation president Mohamed Raouraoua has been elected onto Fifa's executive committee.

Raouraoua, 64, took one of two places, with Ivorian Federation chief Jacques Anouma retaining his spot.

Raouraoua replaces disgraced Nigerian official Amos Adamu, who Fifa suspended for seeking bribes during the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

South Africa World Cup organiser Danny Jordaan missed out, gaining only 10 votes in fourth place.

Raouraoua - who has had two separate terms at the head of Algerian football - won with 39 votes, while Anouma was re-elected for a second four-year term with 35 after the voting in Sudan.

Suketu Patel of the Seychelles mustered 12 votes to beat Jordaan while Adamu's replacement, compatriot Ibrahim Galadima, finished last with just five.

All 53 member countries of the Confederation of African Football (Caf) had two votes.

Zambia's Kalusha Bwalya had withdrawn from the contest earlier in the month but the 1988 African Footballer of the Year still had plenty to celebrate in Khartoum.

The former PSV Eindhoven star took one of six available places on Caf's executive committee when emerging as a clear leader in the Southern Zone.

Ghanaian FA president Kwesi Nyantakyi was also victorious on Wednesday, as he picked up 34 votes to defeat Beninois rival Anjorin Moucharafou in the Zone West B region.

And former Tanzania captain Leodegar Tenga earned his place when beating Rwandan rival Celestin Musabyimana to take the Central-East Zone's spot.

Elsewhere, Tunisia's Tarek Bouchamaoui (Northern Zone), Omari Constant of DR Congo (Central Zone) and Guinean Almamy Kabele Camara (Zone West A) were all elected unopposed.


Results of Wednesday's elections in full:

Fifa Executive Committee:

Mohamed Raouraoua (Algeria) - 39 votes
Jacques Anouma (Ivory Coast) - 35 votes
Suketu Patel (Seychelles) - 12 votes
Danny Jordann (South Africa) - 10 votes
Ibrahim Galadima (Nigeria) - 5 votes
Withdrew - Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia)

Caf Executive Committee:

Northern Zone
Tarek Bouchamaoui (Tunisia) - elected unopposed

Zone West A
Almamy Kabele Camara (Guinea) - elected unopposed

Zone West B
Kwesi Nyantakyi (Ghana) - 34 votes
Anjorin Moucharafou (Benin) - 19 votes
Withdrew - Tata Adaglo Avlessi (Togo), Hima Souley (Niger)

Central Zone
Omari Constant (DR Congo) - elected unopposed

Central-East Zone
Leodegar Tenga (Tanzania) - 34 votes
Celestin Musabyimana (Rwanda) - 19 votes

Southern Zone
Kalusha Bwalya (Zambia) - 38 votes
Walter Nyamilandu (Malawi)- 6 votes
John Muinjo (Namibia) - 5 votes
Adam Mthethwa (Swaziland) - 3 votes
Withdrew - Justino Fernandes (Angola), Danny Jordaan (South Africa)



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