Interim president of the body since the resignation of the 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 his executive committee, which proposed his name to the Assembly to complete the current term, which extends until the next elective Federal Assembly in December 2024.

Then the 200 elected officials gathered 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 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 rostrum.

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 in recent months by controversies.

The "Fédé" has notably been the subject of an audit carried out by the Ministry of Sports which pinned in February its managerial management and more particularly its policy to fight against sexual and sexist violence.

Slippages and accusations of moral and sexual harassment pushed Noël Le Graët to resign after 11 years in office.

On Saturday, the Federation also proceeded to the election of district presidents Claude Delforge and Alexandre Gougnard, who both join the executive committee of the FFF by filling the places left vacant by Mr. Le Graët and by the boss of the League of Paris-Island of France Jamel Sandjak, also resigned.

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