Ivory Coast: A Fif President At Last!

David Kipre


This election, which was supposed to take place on May 16, 2020, was full of surprises. Since the announcement made for the postponement of the event, we wondered a lot: which president would be elected at the conclusion of the elections? Will FIF remain without a president? Is the rejected candidacy of the Ivorian footballer Didier Drogba really justified? What is really going on backstage? So many questions to which we have tried to find specific answers.

The 24 December is to be engraved in the history of Ivorian soccer. Indeed, after being accused by FIFA for mismanagement of its code, FIFA placed the Ivorian Football Federation under supervision in such a way as to put in line and apply in a fair and fair manner the electoral process, which seemed to be shaky. Thus, the FIFA president Gianni Infantino paid a visit to Ivory Coast to meet with President Alassane Ouattara and his Minister of Sports Paulin Danho to whom he expressed his best wishes for Ivorian soccer. It is after that the candidacy of the famous Ivorian player Didier Drogba was approved.

I-Quick recap of the situation at the FIF level

II-FIF election results

The candidates for this election are already known. We found Didier Drogba, Idriss Diallo, Sory Diabaté, “It is after a process of deliberation on six candidates at the base that these three figures could be selected” according to an interview made by Mariam Dao Gabala, president of the normalization of the FIFA. However, an investigation of probity will be made on the different candidates and these results could be known after the election. On Friday, April 15, 2022, the candidates who had started the first round of the race from Saturday, April 16, 2022 to April 22, 2022, will finish with the vote on April 23 in Yamoussoukro.

III-Welcome to the new FIF President

Sidy Diallo : New President of the FIF

Augustin Sidy Diallo was elected as FIF president on Saturday 24 in Yamoussoukro, this businessman but also former member of FIF and AFAD vice president is elected for 4 years. Most of the Ivorians expect him to solve the problems that FIF is facing, a duty that he will have to hold with firm confidence throughout his term.

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