Qatar Football AssociationNews
28.04.2015 4:11 in :

DOHA: Qatar Football Association (QFA) Vice President Saud Al Mohannadi

has thanked AFC West Zone member associations after pulling out of the FIFA

Executive Committee race on Monday.

Al Mohannadi has uncontestedly won the Vice Presidency of AFC, West Zone, but

has since decided to roll back his candidacy for a seat at FIFA’s Executive Committee.

“I am grateful to the football fraternity for their wholehearted support,” Al Mohannadi

said on Monday.

“I congratulate AFC President for winning a second term as chief of Asian

football,” he added.

“I also want to thank QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed

Al Thani under whose leadership football in Qatar has developed manifold,

” Al Mohannadi said.

Al Mohannadi, who has enjoyed decades of association with football in
various capacities, was QFA secretary general for many years before
being promoted as vice president.

“I have picked up invaluable lessons over the last few years. I am grateful to

everybody in the association and my football colleagues who have stood by

me over the last so many years,” he said.

Al Mohannadi called on Ahmed Al Fahad and Khalid Al Busaidi to settle on one

candidate for the FIFA executive committee seat allocated to the West Zone,

saying it will be best to avoid all causes of division that could hinder the collective

will of bettering the game in the region.

“I pray and wish AFC and QFA the very best for all times to come,” he said.

“I hope Asian football remains united and prospers as a powerful football body,” he said.