Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein has done the country proud: Jordan Olympic Committee President
Zurich, May 30 (IANS)
Jordan Olympic Committee (JOC) President Prince Feisal Al Hussein spoke highly of his brother Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein following his FIFA Presidential election defeat.
Prince Ali missed out on Friday's vote to Sepp Blatter who will serve a fifth term in office. Prince Ali's campaign drew praise from his elder brother, said a JOC press release, reports Xinhua.
“Prince Ali ran a strong campaign and the manner in which it was conducted has done Jordan proud. My brother has done an excellent job for many years in Jordan as Jordan Football Association president and internationally through his roles with FIFA and the AFC, and his campaign has made the world sit up and take notice of the part he can play in the future development of the game,” said Prince Feisal.
“At the same time I would like to congratulate Sepp Blatter on his re-election and wish him well on what are sure to be difficult challenges for FIFA during his term.”
Prince Ali withdrew from the elections after the first round of voting ended with neither candidate getting a clear majority. Before the second round of voting, the candidate from Jordan announced that he withdrew his name.
Blatter will now be FIFA President till 2019 for his fifth term.