Mohammed Azam Khan, FANCA senior vice president says the organization is not racist.
Khan reacted strongly against the claim made during the DreamZZ Punjabi Radio Station's, Kamila Singh show on Sunday.
Ahmed Buksh, a self described football coach and a guest on the 'Racism' forum made the startling revelation that FANCA was a racist regime and that provoked a stinging rebuke by FANCA Federation and its followers.
"I'm saddened that someone like Ahmed Buksh, who doesn't understand FANCA, would label it as a racist regime", said Khan, who is one of the founding fathers' of the organization and its first president.
"FANCA is not a racist regime".
Buksh said he couldn't become a FANCA coach and nor his two boys were allowed to participate in the tournament because they were not 'Sunni' Muslims , added FANCA wanted him to sign a documentation that " I was a 'Sunni' Muslim and wanted my kids to convert to 'Sunni' Muslim before they could play soccer, it went to media and media was at my house".
Khan said FANCA's objective initially was to foster sporting, cultural, social, economic and religious activities for Fiji Muslims and its descendants living abroad.
"The reason was to re-connect those Fiji Muslims who had moved overseas over the years".
Khan said since, changes have come about in the way of including none Fiji Muslims without compromising the fundamental specifics.
"Muslims who surrender and submit to the will of Allah (SWT) and its final Prophet Muhammad (SAW) have been in-scripted as the participants", said Khan from New Zealand last night.
He said the criterion was set by the member nations and any amendments to the rule of law is up to the five permanent member nations, Fiji, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and America, who make FANCA Federation.
Khan said while racism is an epidemic and very rife, people need to be proactive in identifying and preventing potential problems then 'fan the racism flame' by singling out off all a great organization like FANCA for personalized agenda.
"Every institutions have certain rules, constitutions and protocols that needs to be followed, likewise FANCA has its laws and that doesn't make them any racist".
Buksh was accompanied on the talk-back show by Irshad Khan, the controversial secretary of the Fijian Soccer League of Greater Vancouver.
Khan is embroiled in a dispute for exaggerating facts and misleading football fans on FSLGV social media crediting FANCA coach Mohammed Janif (Stopper) as Suva's 2015 Inter District Championship winning coach.
Chandar Dip Singh was the coach of the year in question, calls for a retraction on the post and his resignation is yet to come.