Volleyball: Moroccan Bouchra Hajij elected as African Confederation president

He has now joined the prestigious list of former CAVB presidents that has Chardly Zouiten (Tunisia); Nacef Salim (Egypt) and Louhry Gui Gui (Cote D’Ivoire)

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The Confederation of African Volleyball Board will have a new president until 2024.

This is after Moroccan Hajij Bouchra has been elected as the 5th President of CAVB during a virtual Congress held from 24th-26th October 2020.

Dr. Hajij Bouchra, who is also president of the Royal Moroccan Volleyball Federation, has become the first female to preside over the continental body since its inception in 1972.  She is also the FIVB vice president of the Executive Committee and CAVB member of the Executive Committee and the board of directors.

Hajij Bouchra polled 42 (77.78%) votes against incumbent Dr Amr Elwani who garnered just 12 Votes (22.22%).

Bouchra, a former Moroccan international (1984 – 2002),  will now be at the helm of CAVB until 2024.  And she’s mandated to transform Beach Volleyball and Volleyball (Indoor) in Africa before the next Elective Congress.

In 2016, Bouchra Hajij made history as the first ever African woman to be elected as FIVB Board of Administration member. She gained 147 votes at the Minority Gender FIVB Board elections in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Bouchra has Masters in Communication and Marketing (ISCAE), Bachelor’s degree in experimental sciences and Diploma in Education from Ministry of Youth and Sports.


The online voting exercise was conducted under the supervision of by experts from FIVB led by Fabio Azevedo in association with the CAVB secretariat in Cairo.

Bouchra’s immediate assignment will be to revise the 2019/2020 CAVB Financial reports and Budgets that were rejected by the 2020 Congress.

Dr Elwani 74, has served volleyball in Africa for 24-years including 19-years as president of the Confederation and FIVB Executive vice-president.  

He has now joined the prestigious list of former CAVB presidents that has Chardly Zouiten (Tunisia); Nacef Salim (Egypt) and Louhry Gui Gui (Cote D’Ivoire)

FULL ELECTED CAVB BOARD.

CAVB PRESIDENT
Bouchra Hajij – Morocco

CAVB VICE-PRESIDENTS
Zone I
Adnan BAKBAK – Libya
Zone II
Rodrigues ANTONIO CARLOS – Cape Verde
Zone III Casimir SAWADOGO – Burkina Faso
Zone IV
Dokony Adiker IDRISS – Chad
Zone V
Waithaka KIONI – Kenya
Zone VI
Fredreck NDLOVU – Zimbabwe

FIVB BOARD OF ADMINISTRATION
Habu GUMEL – Nigeria
Sanga Issouf KONE – Côte d’Ivoire
Daniel Koboa MOLAODI – Botswana

GENDER MINORITY
Agness Nakaonga KAKOMA – Zambia
Mpho PALIME – Lesotho

PRESIDENTS OF CAVB ZONES
Zone I
Mustapha LEMOUCHI – Algeria
Zone II
Bai Dodou JALLOW – Gambia
Zone III
Paul ATCHOE – Ghana
Zone IV
Christian MATATA SHWITI – Congo
Zone V
Fernand Sauveur RUTERANA – Rwanda
Zone VI
Khalid CASSAM – Mozambique
Zone VII
Kayseeven TEEROOVENGADUM – Mauritius

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