New Ethiopian Football Association chair Abdelrahman Sir Elkhitim
BY KORIR JUMA,SPORTS DESK,1ST MAY 2017-Ethiopian football Association has voted in a new president, Abdelrahman Sir Elkhitim to take over from embattled Dr. Mutasim Gafer Jafaar.
The elections which were held on Sunday where the former defense minister was reported to have won by a majority.
Mutasim had earlier written to the world governing body, Fifa and Caf asking to be given more time to organize an elective assembly.
Fifa, through the secretary general Madam Fatuma Samoura, replied on the matter and gave the FA an ultimatum to carry out elections before October 30th or suffer an automatic suspension.
Sudaneseonline reported that Dr. Jafaar denied the rival group’s attempt to carry out elections on Sunday and closed down the FAs offices.
About 49 members of the FA shifted their programme to Khartoum stadium and elected a committee that carried out the elections.
Dr. Mutasim has been facing similar opposition in the regional CECAFA body, where he is the sitting president, and has failed to organize the senior and club tournaments with the proverbial axe hovering above his head