Fouzi Lekjaa, the President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation, is the target of accusations of treachery on social networks. During the debate on whether or not to maintain CAN2021, he took up the cause of the clan opposed to African interests.
For three weeks, the European clubs, gathered around their association, insist on a cancellation of the CAN 2021. They sent a letter to FIFA indicating their opposition to the holding of the tournament. Citing health risks, they threaten not to release the players. This was good for FIFA President Gianni Infantino. In defiance of the texts, he made a bench with the Europeans. Without speaking publicly, he was working behind the scenes to ensure that Africans would decide in his favour.
At the Arab Cup final in Doha on Saturday, he unveiled his game by putting direct pressure on the CAF executive.
Three members would have voted for the postponement according to the Algerian website compétition.dz. They are the Moroccan Fouzi Lekjaa, the Egyptian Hani Abu Rida and the Burkinabe Sita. The new president of the federation of Cameroon, Samuel Eto'o has categorically refused the idea.
The Burkinabe Football Federation has since issued a statement to assure the people of Cameroon that Sita acted on his own behalf. Burkina Faso has never wanted a postponement of this competition, the statement said.
On the moroccan side, it is total silence. No official information indicates the reasons for this choice. We know, however, that there was no unanimity in this vote.
It is said that he is a fierce opponent of all that is Cameroonian. Lekjaa had fought with the latest energy Issa Hayatou and was the architect of Ahmad's victory in 2017. He is also the Minister Delegate of the Budget of the Kingdom of Morocco.
He is considered a controversial figure in the world of football. He was accused of assaulting a referee after RS Berkane's defeat to Zamalek. It was the final of the CAF Confederation Cup in Alexandria. A member of CAF's disciplinary committee, Lekjaa eventually saw the case closed despite witness statements.