Top official resigns at troubled African soccer body CAF

CAIRO (AP) — The troubled governing body of Africa soccer lost its top administrator on Monday when he resigned less than one year into the job.

The Confederation of African Football said Mouad Hajji left citing “personal reasons and indicating the need to return to Morocco as soon as possible.”

Hajji spent most of his time at CAF working with FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura during her six-month spell as a special delegate to run the Cairo-based organization.

An audit of CAF’s finances from 2015-19 detailed irregularities and possible fraud in accounts described as “unreliable and not trustworthy.”

Samoura’s time with CAF ended last month amid tensions between the African organization and FIFA during a conference in Morocco attended by the world
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