(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) The Oman Football Association's (OFA) board has accepted the demand of several clubs to hold an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) to discuss various issues.
The association's first ever EGM will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on October 24.
Muscat Daily had first reported on October 1 that 23 of the 43 clubs had sought to convene an EGM to discuss a 17-point agenda that included a demand to stop the recruitment of expatriates to work in the association.
Subsequently, some of them agreed to a consultative meeting “ instead of an official EGM - during an informal discussion between OFA chief Sayyid Khalid al Busaidy and the chairmen of the clubs at an annual forum
organised by the Ministry of Sports Affairs in Musannah over the last weekend.
However, 15 of those clubs later insisted in letters submitted individually that they wanted the EGM to be held.
Sheikh Hazzaa al Saadi, the OFA's general secretary and CEO, told Muscat Daily, ''We are ready to discuss the issues raised by the 15 clubs at an Extraordinary General Meeting. As per the OFA's statutes, the clubs have the right to ask for an EGM and we will go ahead and try to sort out the issues raised by them.
''Hopefully, we will emerge as a stronger association with the support of the clubs.''
Among the key issues to be discussed at the EGM are the OFA's financial matters, the rules, regulations and committees of the newly-launched OPL, and the performances of various national teams.