The Gokulam Kerala FC ladies’s soccer staff, which landed in Uzbekistan earlier this week for the AFC Women’s Club Championships 2022, will return to India on Monday because it stands ineligible to compete within the continental meet following the FIFA ban on the All India Football Federation (AIFF).
The 23-member Gokulam staff, led by Indian ladies’s staff captain Ashalata Devi, was scheduled to play its opening sport in opposition to house facet Sogdiana-W in Qarshi on August 23, adopted by a conflict in opposition to Bam Khatoon FC of Iran on August 26.
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The Gokulam contingent had landed in Tashkent on August 16 – the day the FIFA slapped a ban on the AIFF for third-party interference..
With Gokulam Kerala FC stranded in Uzbekistan with out a lot readability over their participation, the Indian sports activities ministry had written to FIFA and AFC to let the Kerala facet compete nevertheless it proved fruitless.
“The sports ministry has told us that its request to FIFA and AFC to allow us to play in the AFC Women’s Club Championships has been refused. So, we are not playing. The organisers have also told us that we can’t play,” Gokulam Kerala president VC Praveen informed PTI.
VC Praveen additionally revealed that the gamers have been distraught by the flip of occasions and felt that the AFC ought to have allowed the membership to take part.
“We did not know about the ban before we left Kozhikode. We came to know of the ban on AIFF only after reaching Uzbekistan,” VC Praveen added.
The AFC has eliminated Gokulam’s scheduled matches from its web site. The membership will request the AFC to reimburse the journey and lodging expenditure.
Earlier this week, FIFA suspended the AIFF for undue affect from third events. The U-17 Women’s World Cup, scheduled to be held in October in India, can also be uncertain.
The AIFF elections for a brand new government committee is scheduled to be held on August 28. This is topic to a Supreme Court order anticipated on Monday (August 22).