Amman, April 5 (KUNA) -- Jordanian Prince Ali bin Al Hussein was re-elected as President of the West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) by acclamation during the federation's ninth ordinary meeting on Thursday.
The President of the Palestinian Football Federation, Maj. Gen. Jibril Rajoub, was elected as first deputy by acclamation, and the President of the Omani Federation, Sheikh Salem bin Saeed Al-Wahaibi, was elected as second deputy by acclamation, Jordan's new agency (petra) said Friday.
The meeting agenda discussed ratification of previous general assembly minutes, as well as the report of the executive committee on WAFF activities for 2017-2019.
The meeting also tackled WAFF tournaments for current year, which included West Asian championship for men in Iraq, youth under-15 championship in Jordan, youth under-18 championship in Palestine, girls youth under-15 championship in Kuwait, West Asian women's clubs championship in Jordan, and the girls under-18 championship, to be determined later.
The West Asian Football Federation (WAFF), founded in 2001, is an association of the football playing nations in Western Asia. Its founding members are Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Palestine and Syria. In 2009, three more associations joined the federation: Qatar, United Arab Emirates and Yemen.
Four other nations of Western Asia: Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia joined in 2010. Iran left the federation on 10 June 2014 with the creation of Central Asian Football Federation. (end) mjb.maa.ss