The African football world was sent into shock on Monday when CAF Secretary General Mouad Hajji abruptly resigned.
Hajji only held the position for 10 months. He was brought on board by Moroccan FA President Fouzi Lekjaa to replace the late Amr Fahmy, who had been sacked by President Ahmad Ahmad after Fatma Samoura leaked details of his dossier detailing corruption in CAF.
Hajji’s resignation signals another turn for the worse for the CAF hierarchy, including President Ahmad Ahmad, who could be in the last days of their job.
FIFA Colonialism reported that FIFA dispatched a follow up mission of PWC to CAF to tie up loose ends following their leaked audit of CAF, which highlighted rampant corruption, including FRMF President Fouzi Lekjaa embezzling $24 million.
Once PWC arrived in Cairo and confronted Hajji, the Moroccan resigned.
This comes in the wake of two other high profile resignations of Marketing Director Abdel Bah and Director of Legal Affairs Achta Sale in February.
It seems to all be falling down for Ahmad Ahmad and CAF, as Mouad cited corruption as the reason for his resignation.
It seems we are one step closer to ridding African football of corruption. https://t.co/wyRzwkM9dd
— African Football HQ (@AfricanFtblHQ) March 2, 2020
Hajji’s resignation could be the last straw for the corrupt CAF regime and even for FIFA President Gianni Infantino, who has received intense scrutiny for protecting the presidency of Ahmad Ahmad for his own political gain.