Hicham El Guerrouj steps up to the plate

Former Olympic champion and former world star of athletics, Hicham El Guerrouj reacted to the communiqué of the Confederation of African Football (CAF), announcing the opening of an investigation into the political statements made during the ceremony opening ceremony of CHAN 2022. Here is what he says about it.

In a post posted on his Twitter account, Hicham El Guerrouj commented on CAF’s decision announcing that it “will carry out investigations” into the political statements made during the opening ceremony.

In a statement released on Sunday, January 16, the supreme body of African football reacted to the correspondence sent to it by the Royal Moroccan Football Federation (FRMF), expressing indignation at the instrumentalization of CHAN in Algeria against political purposes.

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“CAF has been informed of certain political statements issued during the opening ceremony of the TotalEnergies Algeria 2022 African Nations Championship (“CHAN”) on Friday, January 13, 2023 in Algiers. These political statements are not those of CAF and do not reflect a view or an opinion of CAF as a politically neutral organization.

But Hicham El Guerrouj is of a different opinion. He wants, in fact, deeds and not words. “You have to take action and not just statements,” tweeted the former Olympic champion.


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