Kathmandu, August 10
Nepal national team head coach Abdullah Al Mutairi has responded to allegations made against him by the All Nepal Football Association in regards to not responding to emails sent to him by Nepali football’s governing body.
Writing on Facebook, Al Mutairi said that he has not received any email from ANFA. An ANFA source told Onlinekhabar that it had written to Al Mutairi asking for his comments on the report prepared by the task force that asked ANFA to replace him.
Al Mutairi said that he has received no emails from ANFA and has asked the governing body not to spread misinformation in the media. He said he only received an email after he wrote to ANFA asking the governing body to demand an apology for trying to defame him.
“I have always provided my full effort in building a strong national team of Nepal and have a strong desire to continue until my agreement,” he wrote.
He has accused ANFA personnel of trying to tarnish his reputation and image and said he will go to AFC and FIFA if need be. Al Mutairi also stated that the letter for clarification sent by ANFA did not have a set deadline and said he was talking to his lawyer.
He has also questioned the legitimacy of the task force.
“I have from the start questioned the legitimacy of the task force but have decided to remain silent in good faith. I will respond to the questions posed by ANFA soon,” he said.
ANFA on the other hand said it sent a letter to Al Mutairi after he wrote to it stating he had not received an email. When asked about what happened to the earlier email, a source at ANFA said that it sent the email to an incorrect email address.