Bassam elected as FAM President

Bassam Adheel Jaleel has been elected as the new president of Football Association of Maldives (FAM) winning the election by 14 votes to 11 votes against Ahmed Thariq, whose tenure as the president of FAM was over after five of his executive committee members resigned.

In the election 16 of the 25 votes were represented by first division eight clubs and eight votes from second division and one from third division.

Bassam has promised to increase the current one million rufiyaa subsidy given to first division clubs to three million rufiyaa from next year.

After winning the election, Bassam thanked Olympic Committee president Mohamed Shaveed, President Yameen and first lady.

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