The Extraordinary General Assembly of the Football Association chooses, during its meeting scheduled at six in the evening, at the InterContinental Festival City in Dubai, a transitional committee that manages the affairs of the game, after the resignation of the Board of Directors headed by Marwan bin Ghalita, before completing his electoral period that was scheduled to It ends in 2020, against the backdrop of sharp criticism of the federation in the recent period, most notably the disappointing results of the national team, and its diminishing chances of qualifying for the World Cup 2022 and the Asian Cup 2023.
The national team occupies fourth place in the ranking of the Group Seven teams, while it appeared with a modest technical level during its last participation in "Khaleeji 24", which led to the dismissal of Dutch coach Bert van Marwijk from his position as coach of the team.
Today's General Assembly business meeting is chaired by the oldest member represented in the association, and he is a member of the Board of Directors of Al-Ahly Youth Club Ibrahim Abdul-Malik, in accordance with Article 151 of the Articles of Association of the Football Association, which states that in the event of the resignation of the Federation’s Board of Directors, he will preside over the Assembly’s meeting Age members.
For his part, the Secretary-General of the Football Association, Muhammad Hazam Al-Dhaheri, emphasized that “the schedule of the General Assembly meeting chaired by the oldest members includes a call to attend to confirm the completion of the quorum for the holding of the General Assembly, after the Federation addressed 31 clubs, forming the General Assembly, to nominate Its representatives at the meeting, then presented the names of the Football Association who have submitted their resignations, and the president of the meeting begins the procedures for forming the Transitional Committee for the Football Association ».
The social networking sites had exchanged the names of some of the personalities that I considered a candidate for the transitional committee, but Muhammad Hazam Al-Dhahri previously confirmed that he had no comment on this matter, and that the general assembly is the final word in choosing the members of the transitional committee.
And if the agenda of the general assembly will include making amendments in the articles of association and the union system, so that the upcoming elections take place in the lists system, Mohamed Hazam said in press statements that «the matter is currently outside the jurisdiction of the extraordinary general assembly whose agenda is limited, according to Article 151 of the system The basic principle for the Football Association is to form a transitional committee that will run the federation until elections for a new board of directors are held for the next election cycle 2020-2024.
The Secretary General of the Football Association added: "The number of members of the Transitional Committee of the Football Association should not be less than seven members, and not more than 11 members."
According to the articles of association of the Football Association, members of the transitional committee will include the president of the Emirates Professional League, Abdullah Al-Junaibi, who will continue in his current position until the end of the current election cycle for the Football Association in 2020.
The Secretary-General of the Football Association, which invited the clubs to nominate their representatives in the General Assembly, indicated that all procedures related to holding the Extraordinary General Assembly have been completed.
In the event of the resignation of a majority or all members of the Federation's Board of Directors, the Federation's General Secretariat shall call the extraordinary general assembly meeting to form the transitional committee within seven days of the date of the last resignation submitted according to the following procedures:
1- The General Secretariat of the Federation invites the extraordinary general assembly meeting to form the transitional committee within seven days of the date of the last resignation submitted.
2- The extraordinary general assembly meeting is chaired by the oldest member represented, and its mission is limited to managing the meeting, and he is not allowed to vote unless the votes are equal, then his vote is likely.
3- The General Assembly shall appoint representatives from the members, provided that it does not exceed 11 members, and not less than seven members, to assume the membership of the transitional committee to conduct the union's work, and the transitional committee chooses a chairman from among its members.
4- The transitional committee shall perform its duties during the period specified in this system.
5- The transitional committee shall conduct the activities of the Union in accordance with this system, in a manner that ensures the achievement of the public interest.
The agenda of the General Assembly of the Football Association
Call to attend the representatives of the 31 clubs, to ensure the completion of the quorum
Legal to hold the general assembly.
Show the names of the Board of Directors of the Football Association who resigned.
The president of the meeting begins the procedures for forming the Transitional Committee for the Football Association
The General Assembly operates under Article 151.
Muhammad Hazam Al-Dhaheri:
The General Assembly