Gamers from the Afghanistan males’s workforce are boycotting their World Cup qualifying match towards Qatar over their therapy by the soccer federation.
A considerable quantity, 18 gamers, have reportedly refused to play within the match, as a consequence of happen in Qatar on 16 November.
Three footballers who play abroad despatched a letter final month to the Asian Soccer Confederation and Fifa detailing complaints and allegations of great corruption by the Afghanistan Soccer Federation, the Guardian has reported.
“The final straw got here on the final camp when a giant group of us determined that we’d had sufficient – 18 gamers bought collectively and mentioned: ‘If we’re going to maneuver ahead, we now have to place a cease to this,’” Noor Husin, who performs within the Nationwide League for Southend United, advised the Guardian.
“We actually need change. We wish to assist home gamers as a result of the cash they’re getting from Fifa is just not being utilized in the proper approach.
“We’ve the worst flights doable and we now have to remain in substandard motels.
“We’ve come collectively as a bunch as a result of we would like soccer in Afghanistan to maneuver ahead and we imagine that it’s not going to maneuver ahead with the individuals which might be in cost in the intervening time.”
Faysal Shayesteh, who’s a former captain and in addition signed the letter, mentioned: “Yearly our federation will get monetary help from Fifa and from the AFC.
“We wish to present a optimistic Afghanistan to the world so we’re asking Fifa to cease supporting our federation financially as a result of the cash goes into the pockets of a gang who’s ruling soccer within the nation.”
The federation’s secretary Behram Siddiqui has denied the allegations. Whereas gamers have argued that the AFF govt committee stored half of the bonus that ought to have gone to the squad for reaching the subsequent stage of the World Cup qualifying amongst themselves, and that they’ve been holding on to cash from airplane tickets of gamers travelling to video games.
A Fifa spokesperson mentioned: “Fifa was knowledgeable of those allegations very just lately and is presently trying into the matter.”
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