AFC Asian Cup 2019

Maldives candidate for Asian FIFA Council seat, Mayan, meets FIFA President

  • The meeting took place on Saturday
  • Minister Mahloof also met Infantino on Saturday
  • Infantino is set to visit Maldives in the near future

Zunana Zalif

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Mariyam ‘Mayan’ Mohamed, the candidate for the Asia’s women’s seat on the FIFA Council in the AFC Congress Election, has met with the President of FIFA, Gianni Infantino.

Mayan, the candidate put forth by Football Association of Maldives (FAM) for the AFC’s Executive Committee, met Infantino on Saturday.

She departed to Abu Dhabi to campaign for the FIFA Council Seat on Thursday.

Mayan also met with the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC), Sheikh Salman Bin Ibrahim Al-Khalifa on Friday.

In an interview to RaajjeMV, she said that the trip to Abu Dhabi is an important part of her campaign, since she will get the chance to meet with the officials of football federations from many nations.

After her three-day trip, Mayan is scheduled to leave to Sri Lanka and meet the Sri Lankan football federation.

She will conclude her campaign trip and return to Maldives on Thursday.

Mayan also said that she will do more for football in the country if she wins the council seat and that she will restart the many FIFA projects that have been halted for various reasons.

While the FIFA Council votes are scheduled to be held on the 06th of April, countries competing for the same seat as Mayan are Bangladesh, North Korea, Palestine and Laos.

The seat is currently occupied by Bangladesh’s Mahfuza Akhter.

If Mayan wins the seat, she will remain in the council for four years.

Mayan, who previously served as the Assistant Coach of the Women’s National Team, continues to support the country’s female football community.

She previously served at the AFC’s Women’s Committee and as a women’s football development officer at FAM.

Minister of Youth, Sports and Community Empowerment, Ahmed Mahloof had also met with Infantino, along with AFC President Sheikh Salman during the inauguration of AFC Asian Cup 2019.

Infantino is also set to visit Maldives in the near future, and meet President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih.

Last updated at: 1 month ago | Reviewed by: Humaam Ali

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