Unsurprisingly, the interim president was confirmed in his role during the general meeting this Saturday.
Philippe Diallo was elected president of the French Football Federation until the end of 2024, after a vote by the General Assembly of the FFF meeting on Saturday in Paris. Acting president of the body since the resignation of historic leader Noël Le Graët at the end of February, Diallo was elected very comfortably with 91.26% of the votes of the Assembly bringing together elected officials and leaders of French football.
In the presence of Le Graët, invited to these states general of the Federation, Diallo first received the confidence of its executive committee, which proposed its name to the Assembly to complete the current mandate, which extends until at the next elective Federal Assembly in December 2024. Then the some 200 elected officials gathered on Saturday in a hotel in the west of Paris confirmed his election by a very large vote. “By voting massively for me, you are doing me a very great honor. It is also a great responsibility that I measure because we have experienced a number of difficulties in recent months, ”he reacted to the platform.
At 59, this former boss of the union of professional clubs, vice-president of the FFF since December 2021, has had the mission since his accession to the presidency to appease a body tossed about in recent months by controversy. The “Fédé” was notably the subject of an audit commissioned by the Ministry of Sports, which in February pinpointed its managerial management and more particularly its policy for the fight against sexual and gender-based violence. Slippages and accusations of moral and sexual harassment led Noël Le Graët to resign after 11 years in office.
On Saturday, the Federation also proceeded to the election of the district presidents Claude Delforge and Alexandre Gougnard, who both join the executive committee of the FFF by occupying the places left vacant by Mr. Le Graët and by the boss of the Ligue de Paris-Île de France Jamel Sandjak, also resigned.