Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Row over plan to merge Asia's top posts  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 17/04/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) Singapore: prince ali bin al hussein has savaged plans to hand his current role as fifa vice-president to asia's football boss in a row which threatens to plunge regional soccer into a fresh round of infighting.

in an open letter the jordanian royal "strongly opposed" the proposal backed by asian football confederation (afc) president shaikh salman bin ebrahim al khalifa which will be put to the vote in june.

"i stand firm by my conviction that all sport... should be free from politics and completely devoid of politicos and self-interest individuals and groups that exploit the sport and all its stakeholders for their own personal gains" prince ali wrote.

four of football's six global confederations combine the role of regional president and fifa vice-president with the afc and south america's conmebol the two exceptions.

bahrain's shaikh salman was elected as permanent replacement for the scandal-tainted mohamed bin hammam last year in a move warmly welcomed by fifa president sepp blatter.

shaikh salman will now seek a change in afc statutes to merge the asian presidency with the fifa vice presidency. he is expected to seek re-election as afc boss next year.

jordan's pince ali 38 was elected as one of the eight fifa vice-presidents to a four-year term in january 2011.



he said the proposal to combine the two roles which would take effect next year was convincingly beaten at the afc congress where shaikh salman was elected last may.

"i am truly surprised that this proposal has resurfaced in the past few months led vigorously by the current afc president" the prince said in his letter released on wednesday.

"it is unfortunate that the direction taken by the afc president and other afc officials is one driven purely by politics instead of focusing our energies and valuable time to improving the game in asia" he added.

no immediate comment was available from shaikh salman but the afc said the proposal will be put to the vote at an extraordinary congress in sao paulo on june 9 ahead of the world cup.

the afc has had internal troubles in recent years after bin hammam was accused of bribery during his 2011 campaign for the fifa presidency and later of financial wrongdoing while in office.

at last year's presidential election shaikh salman shrugged off allegations of human rights violations targeting bahraini pro-democracy supporters to record a landslide win.


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 24 2016 - Parliament urges government to lift price of sugarcane to EGP 500 per tonneDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The agriculture committee in parliament urged the government to increase the price of sugarcane by EGP 100 to EGP 500 per tonne. MP Raef Timraz told Daily News Egypt ...

 May 24 2016 - Amer Group, Porto Group witness an increase in revenueDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Porto Group (PORT.CA) and AMER Group (AMER.CA), the leading investment and development of integrated real estate projects, achieved a substantial increase in consolidated ...

 May 24 2016 - 40 Lebanese companies to visit Egypt's industrial zones next weekDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) A delegation of Lebanese businessmen will visit industrial zones next week, according to Chemical and Fertilisers Export Council (CEC) chairperson Khaled Abou El-Makarem. ...

 May 24 2016 - Petroleum Ministry's submarine awaits arrival of French ship to locate black boxDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) The ROV submarine tasked with searching for the black box of EgyptAir flight MS804 in the Mediterranean awaits the arrival of a French ship equipped to receive signals ...

 May 24 2016 - Egypt's budget: optimistic aspirations and a difficult realityDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Egypt’s economic ambitions aim to achieve a growth rate of 5-6.2% in fiscal year (FY) 2019/2020, and collide with the difficult reality of deteriorating security ...

 May 24 2016 - Economic growth of 5.2% in coming year realistic only with reform: Finance MinisterDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) Egypt aims to achieve an economic growth rate of 5.2% during the coming fiscal year according to the financial statement for the FY 2016-2017 budget, said Finance Minister ...

 May 24 2016 - In Pictures: State continues demolition of homes in Sayeda ZeinabDaily News Egypt
(MENAFN - Daily News Egypt) State security forces evacuated residents of Tal Al-Aqreb, located in Sayeda Zeinab near downtown Cairo, on Monday after which several homes were demolished. The ...

 May 24 2016 - Etisalat & Huawei collaborate to deliver first MEA 10Gbps broadband serviceMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Etisalat UAE, a leading telecom service provider together with Huawei, a leading global ICT (information and communications technology solutions) provider, have announced the ...

 May 24 2016 - du selects Ericsson as IT managed services partnerMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Ericsson (NASDAQ: ERIC) and du, a telecommunications operator based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, have agreed a new long-term partnership in which Ericsson will manage and operate ...

 May 24 2016 - Empower urges customers to stay connected to district cooling service during summer period Expected to be hottest in 136 yearsMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Emirates Central Cooling Systems Corporation (Empower), the world's largest district cooling services provider, urged its customers to stay connected to its district cooling services ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help