Abdelhak Benchikha

Abdelhak Benchikha (born November 22, 1963) is an Algerian football manager, currently in charge of Mouloudia Oujda.

Abdelhak Benchikha
Personal information
Full name Abdelhak Benchikha
Date of birth (1963-11-22) November 22, 1963 (age 58)
Place of birth Bordj bou arreridj, Algiers, Algeria
Club information
Current team
Mouloudia Oujda (Manager)
Youth career
USM Alger
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
MC Alger
JS Bordj Ménaïel
JS El Biar
1991–1994 ES Zarzis
Teams managed
1999–2001 CR Belouizdad (assistant)
MC Alger
Algeria U23
2005 CR Belouizdad
2005–2006 Umm Salal SC
2006–2007 ES Zarzis
2007–2009 Club Africain
2009–2010 Algeria A' / Algeria U23
2010–2011 Algeria
2011–2012 MC Alger
2011–2012 Club Africain
2013–2014 Difaâ El Jadidi
2014 Raja Casablanca
2014–2015 Al-Ittihad Kalba
2015–2017 IR Tanger
2017 Raja Casablanca
2017 Moghreb Tétouan
2018 ES Sétif
2018–2019 Al-Ittihad Tripoli
2019– Mouloudia Oujda
*Club domestic league appearances and goals


Benchikha was born on November 22, 1963, in the Soustara neighborhood of Algiers.[1]

His family is originally from the village of Sidi Abderrahmane in the commune of Timezrit, Boumerdès Province.[1]

Managerial careerEdit

Benchikha began his managerial career coach with CR Belouizdad, where he helped win the league title two years in a row, in 2000 and 2001.[2] He then briefly coached MC Alger and the Algerian Under-23 national team before returning to CR Belouizdad in the later part of the 2004-2005 season. Benchikha then moved to Qatar and joined Umm-Salal Sports Club, which was playing in the second division. In his only season with the club, he helped it gain promotion to the top flight. The following season, he joined the Tunisian side ES Zarzis.

Club AfricainEdit

On June 13, 2007, Benchikha signed a one-year contract with Tunisian side Club Africain.[3] In his first season with the club, he led them to the league title for the first time in 12 years, beating out Etoile du Sahel by just 2 points in the final standings.[4] Just a few months later, he followed that up with a triumph in the 2008 North African Cup of Champions beating Moroccan club FAR Rabat in the final. In March 2009, the club offered him an extension but Benchikha chose to leave the club.[5]

Algeria A'Edit

On June 10, 2009, Benchikha was appointed as coach of the Algeria A' national football team and the Algerian Under-23 national team. He qualified the A' national team to the 2011 African Nations Championship, after beating Libya 2-2 on the away goals rule.

Algeria National TeamEdit

On September 13, 2010, Benchikha was appointed as coach of the Algerian national team on a permanent basis, following the resignation Rabah Saâdane.[6] On June 5, 2011, a day after losing 4-0 in a 2012 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Morocco, Benchikha resigned from his position.[7]

On October 5, 2011, Benchikha resigned from his position as manager of MC Alger.[8]

On December 17, 2011, Benchikha signed an 18-month contract with Tunisian Ligue Professionnelle 1 side Club Africain, returning to the club which he led to the 2008 league title.[9] However, on April 20, 2012, a mutual agreement was reached by the club and Benchikha to terminate his contract.[10]


  • Winners (1): 2013


  1. ^ a b EN : Benchikha raconte son histoire en photos Archived January 12, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ C'est finalement Benchikha Archived July 13, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Benchikha et Korichi en Tunisie Archived September 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Benchikha champion de Tunisie Archived July 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Le Club Africain tient à Benchikha Archived September 13, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Abdelhak Benchikha is appointed coach of Algeria
  7. ^ Equipe nationale : Démission d’Abdelhak Benchikha Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
  8. ^ "dzfoot.com". Archived from the original on 2011-10-07. Retrieved 2011-10-06. DZFoot.com, October, 2011.
  9. ^ International : Benchikha de retour au Club Africain Archived January 8, 2012, at the Wayback Machine; DZFoot, December 17, 2011.
  10. ^ Toufik O. (April 20, 2012). "Benchikha n'est plus l'entraîneur du CA (TUN)" (in French). DZFoot. Archived from the original on April 26, 2012. Retrieved April 20, 2012.

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