Football politics

Bahraini blasts 'unacceptable' AFC chief

February 17, 2009
Bahrain's soccer chief has hit back at Asian Football Confederation (AFC) president Mohamed Bin Hammam after being accused of leading a clandestine plot to oust the Qatari.

Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa said accusations he was heading a campaign funded by prominent officials keen to topple Bin Hammam were ''out of line'' and called for fair play in upcoming elections for the FIFA executive committee.

Al Khalifa is running against Bin Hammam for his West Asian place, the ...

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