What they're Saying: Kazi Salahuddin

“Things are going so well she said she doesn’t need to speak. There’s no point repeating the same things as everyone else.”

-- Bangladesh soccer president Kazi Salahuddin on why countrywoman Mahfuza Akhter Kiron, who was re-elected to the 37-person FIFA Council as the Asian Football Confederation's women's representative on the slate backed by Kuwait's Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah even though those on the FIFA Council say she has never spoken during her two years on the council. Mariyam Mohamed from the Maldives has filed a complaint charging that Sheikh Ahmad told her to drop out the race in favor of Kiron. Sheikh Ahmad withdrew from the FIFA Council in 2017 and pledged to stay out of soccer after he was identified as a co-conspirator in a U.S. Department of Justice soccer corruption case involving Guam's Richard Lai, an American citizen. (New York Times)
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