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FIFA suspended Pakistan and Chad football federations

Wed 07 April 2021 | 10:51

FIFA suspended the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) and the Chadian Football Association (FTFA) because of third-party interference.

A group of football officials led by Ashfaq Hussain took over the


headquarters in Pakistan recently and seized control from the FIFA Normalization Committee headed by Haroon Malik, according to local media.

Although Ashfaq Hussain was elected by the Supreme Court in 2018 to run the

Pakistan Football Federation (PFF)

, he was not recognized by FIFA and therefore FIFA decided to suspend PFF immediately because of the interference of a third party.

"FIFA issued a letter warning that, should the illegitimate occupation of the PFF headquarters not be lifted and the office bearers recognized by FIFA not be permitted free access to the building to carry out their mandate, the matter would be immediately submitted to the Bureau of the Council for decision,"

FIFA stated on Wednesday.

"As the situation remains unchanged, the Bureau of the Council has decided to suspend the PFF."

FIFA also suspended the

Chadian Football Association (FTFA)

due to the same reason.

The Chadian Ministry of Youth and Sports had decided to strip the country’s FA of its powers on March 10 because of the concerns over the way it was being run and a communication breakdown.

As a result, the Confederation of African Football disqualified the country because of their interference.

source: SportMob