I got an email sent to me that’s supposedly a direct response from a variety of football clubs in Kuwait to FIFA’s ban of the Kuwait Football Association. The document mentions that as a result of Fifa’s ban the coaches are leaving and the sport is dying.
“The Kuwait Football Clubs, a group formed by the leading sport clubs in Kuwait have come together in an effort to defend football in their country.
Kuwait football has been unfairly suspended by FIFA for over half a year and the impact at the grassroots and elite levels have been devastating. With Kuwait missing out on opportunities to be part of the 2018 World Cup as well as being banned from all international competitions, Football in the country is dying.
The Kuwait Football Clubs have united together in an effort to save their beloved sport and denounce the rumors of so-called “government interference”.
The official spokesman for the clubs, Mr. Saad Al-Houti, stated “We cannot understand why the board of the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) just sits by and does nothing to lift this unfair suspension. We have stated time and time again that there has been no interference by the government in our sport, we freely approved the KFA statues without any influence since 2012 and these are still enforced today. Furthermore, we enjoy full autonomy in the FA as confirmed by all the clubs at the last General Assembly and in our letter to FIFA in October 2015 – and yet we have been suspended.”
“Because of this suspension our players are leaving, our coaches are leaving – our sport is dying – while the Kuwait FA remains silent and does not support us. We hope that the Kuwait FA acts positively to defend football in our country and help the clubs in lifting the unfair ban as Kuwait Football is currently suffering the collateral damage.”
With the FIFA Congress just around the corner and the decision to remove the suspension against Kuwait on the agenda; the Kuwait Football Clubs are turning the FIFA family and all its FIFA Members for their support, “As a passionate football nation, we fully embrace FIFA’s Fair Play principles, this situation cannot be justified and has to change. We call on the world of football to raise its voice and put an end to the injustice happening to Kuwait. Now is the time to bring back Fair Play into FIFA and lift the suspension of Kuwait Football. Let our players play!”
Supported by: Fahaheel Sports Club, Kuwait Sports Club, Al Arabi Sports Club, Kazma Sports Club and Salmyia Sports Club.“