Fifa Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW) refuses the UAE’ entry denial of Saoud AL-Mohannadi, Vice President Asian football confederation, and Qatari Football Association and chairman of the Asian Nation Cup committee. FERW regard the Emirati step as “unnecessary” and “unhelpful” to the universal message of world sports. The organisation regards this step as a violation of the UAE’s commitment before the main football and sports association across the world.
Fifa Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW) considers this step as breach of the FIFA provisions and country’s commitment. It’s very clean breach of both FIFA regulations and statues which guarantees the rights of individuals and members.
Therefore, we invite the FIFA Disciplinary Committee who is responsible for imposing sanctions in accordance with the FIFA Disciplinary Code, to look into possible measures to held UAE to account.
Mr. AL-Mohannadi represnsts key International organisations and also a member association. Thus, a Fifa member state such as the United Arab Emirates must not violate its commitment.
Meanwhile, the ban of Mr. Al Mohannadi seems to be “Politically Motivated” and falls within the dispute between Arab Gulf Countries such as UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. However, this act has not only violated the statues of the FIFA but also its main guidelines such as human rights protection and Non-discrimination, gender equality and stance against racism.
FERW therefore calls on FIFA to condemn the Emirate decision and by ensuring that it comply fully with the Statutes, regulations, directives and decisions of FIFA bodies at any time as well as the decisions.
ABOUT FIFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW)
FIFA Ethics and Regulations Watch (FERW) is an independent organisation covering the work of FIFA through close observation and monitoring. The organisation is very keen to make FIFA “Corruption Free” organisation by constant follow up to make sure the Agency and its staff are in abidance with the international and external laws and regulations.
Promote free and fair world sports by making sure the main body (FIFA) is free of corruption and treat countries equally.
Fight Corruption within FIFA and its related Agency
Promote Transparency and rule of law within the Agency.
Make sure that Sports Unions worldwide are in line of FIFA terms and conditions.