The delegation from FIFA and AFC in the Maldives have stated that there are not enough signatures to hold the extraordinary congress announced by football clubs in the Maldives.
A senior officer at the FIFA’s Governance Department is to have cited FIFA statutes as saying that an extraordinary congress needs 50 percent of signatures from football clubs, to be held.
However, Victory, the club that sent invites for the congress initially to be held at Paradise Island Resort, had not received the required number.
The delegation from FIFA had evidently met with the clubs that had given in their signatures, and the ones that had not.
According to FAM regulations, an extraordinary congress can be held if 50 percent of the clubs approve. However, FAM did not hold an extraordinary congress within the required 14 days after Victory submitted its petition with signatures of 15 clubs on February 10.
After receiving no support from the Football Association of the Maldives, Victory had sent out the invites and scheduled the congress for 15 March.
Clubs were to vote on ending New Radiant Sports Club’s suspension at the congress. Also, they were scheduled to take a vote of no-confidence against FAM’s leadership which if passed will be sent to the normalization committee to make the necessary changes to the regulation and appoint a new FAM president and leadership.