Prince Ali slams FIFA election rule 'breach'

AFP , Saturday 16 Jan 2016

Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein
In this file photo taken on December 19, 2015 shows FIFA presidential candidate Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan answers questions during an interview in Tokyo (AFP)

FIFA presidential contender Prince Ali bin al Hussein has denounced a possible attempt to breach the election rules and called for an investigation.

"I am concerned that there has been an attempt to breach electoral rules in the FIFA presidential election," the Jordanian prince said in a statement.

"I have written to the FIFA Ad Hoc Electoral Committee informing them of my concerns and asking them to examine the matter."

It comes after the Confederation of African Football (CAF) signed an agreement with the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) to organise tournaments and programmes for technical development.

The Asian Football Confederation is headed by Bahraini Sheikh Salman bin Ebrahim al Khalifa, who is also running for the top job in world football.

"I have always promoted cross-regional understanding," Ali said. "However the timing of this MOU between the AFC and the CAF looks like a blatant attempt to engineer a bloc vote."

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