He said that did not mean that it was an “official call” from the MNDF.
‘’It is very difficult to track down the person who called, but MNDF and the police are trying to figure it out,’’ Raheem said.
“Although we were all demoralised by the decision of FAM to disallow our participation in the tournaments, we would not do something like this,” he said. “We eagerly want to take part in the FAM tournaments and we are still trying for it.’’
Everything the MNDF did to regain access to the tournament would be conducted in accordance with the laws.
Azim had told local newspapers that a number belonging to the MNDF contacted his brother and threatened that his car will be set on fire.
‘’The phone call was made from an MNDF number to Mohamed Shiyaz [brother of Azim]. The caller said they had been trying to get in touch to me, and told him to tell me they will set fire to my car,’’ Azim told the media.
Haveeru called the number and found it belonged to the MNDF’s communication department.