Male', MALDIVES - Majority member clubs has agreed to call for an extraordinary congress to remove Football Association of Maldives (FAM) President Bassam Adeel Jaleel according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment Ahmed Mahloof.
“According to my knowledge the majority of member clubs of Maldives FA has agreed and signed the document to call for an extra ordinary congress due to FAM'S involvement in political activities, several actions which has damaged football and which are against the FAM statutes,” Mahloof said in a tweet he posted today.
According to Article 29 of FAM statutes, if more than 50% of members of FAM makes a written request to hold an extra ordinary congress, an extra ordinary congress shall be held within fourteen days of receipt of the request.
It is not clear which member clubs has agreed to call for an extra ordinary congress.
In a tweet posted earlier today, the FA accused Minister Mahloof of trying to change the elected leadership of FAM.
Recently Minister, Ahmed Mahloof formed a fact finding committee to check the reason why Maldivian clubs missed the chance of getting the opportunity to play in AFC Cup 2019 and FAM requested for an advice from AFC regarding the matter and the governing body of Asian Football, AFC gave a warning saying that they will not entertain any third party interference.
"We would like to emphasize that Football Association of Maldives is an independent Non-Governmental Organization and the AFC stated that all Member Associations must fulfill their duties without any third party interference."
"Bearing in mind the above, rest assured that the Asian Football Confederation has zero tolerance towards any third party interference and the AFC is closely monitoring the situation in FAM." said n a letter addressed to the general secretary of FAM, Hussain Jawaz.