Cairo - Tarek Bouchamaoui of Tunisia and Constant Omari
Selemani of the Democratic Republic of Congo were voted in on Tuesday as new
members of FIFA's all-powerful executive committee to represent Africa.
Bouchamaoui swept in with an unprecedented full house of 54
votes while Omari got 34 to 20 for incumbent Jacques Anouma of Ivory Coast, now
ousted from the committee he has served for the last eight years.
Mohamed Raouraoua of Algeria, the other incumbent, withdrew
before the poll at the congress of the Confederation of African Football in
The new members will serve a two-year term after which they
will be up for re-election as Africa has changed its rules on how it fills its
four places on the 25-man FIFA committee.
From 2017, Africa will reserve one seat for the CAF
president, one for a French speaker, one for a candidate from an
English-speaking country and one to be shared among the Arabic-speaking and
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