Iran Football Federation experiencing overcast days
Tehran, Iran, October 22
By Mehdi Sepahvand –- Trend:
The Islamic Republic of Iran Football Federation is having some very bad days for reasons that range from debts to pressure from judicial bodies to reorganize its staff.
The federation owes some 155 billion rials ($4.7 million at 31,500 rials per USD) to various organizations, Mehr news agency reported October 22.
The debts range from 100 billion rials to Fanap, an online payment company, to fines that the federation should pay cancelling contracts and more.
The report says that Iranian clubs have been enlightened by the Asian Football Confederation to demand their financial rights from the federation, which has started to deprive the federation of its traditional sources of income.
On the legal front, on the same day it was reported that the General Inspection Office, subsidiary of the judiciary, has written a letter to the federation ordering the dismissal of 42 employees of the federation who continue to be paid as current employees despite the fact that they have met retirement conditions long ago.
Meanwhile, sources in the federation have said that Mehdi Taj, the federation’s president, has said some of the people in the list of 42 “have no one to replace them”, adding he will discuss their stay with the inspection office.