Print Edition - 2017-11-02  |  Sports Digest

Kuwait chief to push Fifa over ban

- AFP, KUWAIT CITY

Nov 2, 2017-

Kuwaiti clubs on Tuesday elected the head of a new football federation that hopes to win recognition from Fifa and end a ban from international tournaments over alleged government interference. Sheikh Ahmad al-Yusef al-Sabah said his first priority would be to persuade the sport’s world governing body to lift the ban. World sports bodies led by Fifa and the International Olympic Committee suspended Kuwait in October 2015 for the second time since 2010 over alleged government meddling in sports. With Tuesday’s election, the new federation gained the recognition of the majority of the country’s football clubs.

Published: 02-11-2017 09:46

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