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"when it comes to the second-tier competition we're the drivers behind it": aafc chairman rabieh krayem
listen to rabieh krayem's overview of yesterday's meeting
Association of Australian Football Clubs chairman Rabieh Krayem says the association “walked away very comfortable” from their meeting with FIFA and the AFC yesterday.
FIFA and the AFC met with a range of stakeholders to discuss the formation of the new congress, where Krayem said the AAFC focused on “putting [their] case forward to be part of the working group to determine the make up of the congress.”
Krayem told Carlos Alberto Diego and Jonathan Howcroft on FNR_Football Nation Radio’s The Journo’s the AAFC plan on meeting by Mid-March to discuss the fundamentals of a second-tier.
Krayem revealed how the AAFC have organised a working group who will orchestrate a model and analyse whether a second-tier competition is financially viable.
“There’s a lot of things out of our control but when it comes to the second-tier competition we’re the drivers behind it,” Krayem said.
In addition, Krayam revealed how the AAFC discussed with FIFA and the AFC the need to reduce the cost for kids playing at NPL level.
“One of the things we also highlighted was the cost for kids to play the game and how we can reduce the cost for kids playing at an NPL level,” Krayem said.
While Krayem admits the association were “very disappointed” there was no mention of a second-tier competition’s in the FFA’s media release on expansion, he says the AAFC will continue to work towards this objective.
“For us as an association we haven’t changed our focus and we have an open mind to work with everybody,” Krayem said.
The Journos airs daily from 8am (AEDT) hosted by Carlos Alberto Diego on FNR_Football Nation Radio.