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Moroccan Bouchra Hajij elected President of the African Volleyball Confederation

Written by FDM

Moroccan Bouchra Hajij was elected president of the African Volleyball Confederation (CAVB) for a four-year term (2020-2024), during the general assembly held on Sunday evening, via videoconference.

The election of Hajij, president of the Royal Moroccan Volleyball Federation, at the head of the continental body, came after obtaining 42 votes out of 54 national federations, against 12 votes for her Egyptian rival Amr Elwani, president of the CAVB since 2001. The Moroccan woman was elected, in December 2015, vice-president of the African Volleyball Confederation, during the members of the confederation’s general assembly held in Algeria.

Bouchra Hajij, a member of the parity commission of the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa, was also re-elected to the International Olympic Committee as a member of the Culture and Olympic Heritage Commission.