The chairman of the Oman Football Association (OFA), Sayyid Khalid al Busaidi, this week announced he would not running for a fourth term.
Sayyid Khalid, who has led the OFA for nine years, said he would not seek reelection when the football governing body votes for new board members in September.
“It was a privilege to lead the OFA and I strongly believe that this is the right time to move aside and let the OFA move forward under a new head,” said Sayyid Khalid.
First elected chairman of the OFA on August 30, 2007, his second term began on August 25, 2011, before he was reelected on August 16, 2012.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the OFA Chairman, and it has been a tremendous honour for me to be able to fulfill the role for the nine years,” said Sayyid Khalid, in an interview. “I strongly believe that the Association has made great progress in that time, and I see now as the right time to move on. I would like to place on record my thanks for all those that have helped me deliver that progress.”
His tenure will always be remembered for Oman winning the 2009 Gulf Cup on home soil. The Under 16, Under 19, Olympic Under 21 and Beach Soccer National teams also tasted similar success during his time.