Al-Qadhi Head of The Yemeni Football General Association [Archives:2000/34/Sports]
By: Yasser M. Ahmad
I will make every effort to cooperate with members of the association to improve the game in our country and give every club its due attention, said Mohammed Abdullah Al-Qadhi after he won the election of the football Association over his only rival Ali Al-Ashwal, ex-chairman of the association.
The election was inaugurated last Tuesday in the Youths Palace by Minister of youths and sports, Dr. Abdul Wahab Raweh in the presence of Dr. Al-Shoaibi, Minister of Education, some MPs and 215 representatives of Yemeni clubs.
Result was announced after midnight with Al-Qadhi, nominee of Ahli Sanaa, having won 148 votes against Ali Al-Ashwal, nominee of Wahdah Sanaa, having only 63 votes.
Mr. Mohammed Abdullah Al-Qadhi was born in 1968. He graduated from the USA with MA in management. Presently he is the chairman of board of directors of the Yemen Drug Company besides being chairman of Ahli Sanaa club.
In his program, Al-Qadhi promised to create a clear sports strategy, develop the association contacts with its bureaux across the country and with the Arab sports associations, support football teams in their transportation, qualify coaches and referees, encourage the countryside clubs, develop relations with the Ministry of youths and sports and Yemen Olympic Committee to develop the game, exploit donations and training programs offered by international associations.
On the other hand, the following have been elected members of the association:
– Saleh Khamis Yeslam (148 votes)
– Ali Mothana Razeh (145 votes)
– Hafedh Fakher Miad (138 votes)
– Ibraheem Al-Hobaishi (125 votes)
– Khaled Al-Nadheri (102 votes)
– Hassan Abdul Hameed (97 votes)
– Abdul Kareem Annas (95 votes)