Football Federation Australia criticised for supporting Sheikh Salman’s re-election

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  • Hakeem al-Araibi demands answers from FFA

A “shocked and disappointed” Hakeem al-Araibi has called on Football Federation Australia to justify its support of Sheikh Salman Ibrahim Al-Khalifa’s bid for re-election as Asian Football Confederation president.

FFA confirmed on Tuesday it will join with fellow ASEAN Football Federation nations in backing Sheikh Salman in the 6 April election in Malaysia, a move that has been labelled “sickening” and “difficult to understand” by the refugee footballer’s campaigners.

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