Former Football Association of Maldives (FAM) Secretary General Shah Ismail has been appointed as Sports Adviser at the Ministry of Human Resources, Youth and Sports.
Local media reported that Ismail had formerly served as the captain of the national football team and had played for both New Radiant Sports Club and Club Valencia.
Football star Ahmed ‘Ammaday’ Mohamed, captain of the New Radiant Football Club, was caught with a girl inside his room on Maalhos in North Ari Atoll leading to a disturbance involving family members of the girl and other islanders.
An islander who witnessed the incident said that the girl was 18 years-old.
“A group of young boys on the island noticed the girl’s behaviour was odd and followed her secretly to find out what she was about,’’ he said. “They discovered the girl went inside the room of visiting football star Ahmed Mohamed, and so they phoned the girl’s family.’’
A short while later, members of the alerted family went to the house and peeped through an opening in the wall.
“Her brother knocked on the door and tried to kick down the door, but it was locked. They were both stuck inside the room,’’ the witness said. “In the meantime, Ahmed called a group in the island and a second group of men armed with sticks and knives arrived at the place to stop the girl’s family members.’’
After the girl’s family demanded that she come out, he continued, a person with a key to the room opened it and the girl came out leaving Ahmed inside.
“The girl’s brother then assaulted her, leaving her with bruises,’’ the islander said. “The man left that same night.”
According to the islander, Ahmed Mohamed was staying on the island to play for a football tournament held during the Eid holidays.