MESGO mourns the passing of Saoud A. Aziz M A Al-Mohannadi, Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Vice President and FIFA Council member

It is with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Saoud Al-Mohannadi, former MESGO participant (MESGOII). 

After serving as the General Secretary of the 16-time Qatar Stars League and two-time AFC Champions League winners Al Sadd SC., Saoud was appointed general secretary of the Qatar Football Association (QFA) in 2001.

In 2015, he became vice president of the AFC, a position he held until his death.

Described as “a true servant of the game” by AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, Saoud contributed immensely to the development and growth of QFA competitions and, in particular, played a key role in the transformation of the AFC Asian Cup.

For the MESGO family, Saoud will also be remembered as a caring and passionate person, eager to learn and always willing to share his knowledge and experience. The entire MESGO team convey their sincere condolences to his family, friends and colleagues.  Our thoughts are with them during this very difficult time.