Baku. 7 June. REPORT.AZ/ 'The main focus of today's meeting of the AFFA Executive Committee was around the problems associated with licensing of clubs.'
Report informs, President of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) Rovnag Abdullayev said at a briefing after the meeting.
He said that both the Premier League and the First Division clubs do not meet the requirements of the license: "We have decided that PFL and Secretarial will work with clubs until June 13. We will have a meeting with those clubs and after the meeting it will become clearer who to give a license. If no club will meet the conditions, 8 teams will perform in 4 laps.
"As AFFA, we need to remain faithful to the principles of sport. This season no club will join the Premier League. Last year we let "Ravan" to play in championship, but the club lost points. FIFA and UEFA will be monitoring the Premier League. At any time they can stop the monitoring and give a punishment.Therefore, we must maintain transparency. As for the division clubs, we will try to make sure that license documents meet requirements of AFFA", R.Abdullayev said.
According to R. Abdullayev, Azerbaijan must end championships until the May because of Islamic Solidarity Games to be held in Baku in May 2017.
Huge finance needed to lift sanctions imposed on "Baku" and "Khazar Lankaran" by FIFA. "Both clubs have a good infrastructure. The negotiations are underway in order to involve this infrastructure to the football."