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The burden of proof rests with FANCAThe burden of proof rests with FANCAFormer football coach who called FANCA Federation a racist regime is ready to apologize for the comments made only if he is proven wrong.

Ahmed Buksh said the onus is on the federation to come forth with evidence that the qualification criterion for players and coaches are not based on racial denominations.

"I will be the first one to extend my sincere apology but the burden of proof lies with FANCA Federation. They must prove they're far from being a racist organization", said Buksh.

The Surrey-rite's comments stemmed after his two sons' were snubbed a place in the team because they were not Sunni Muslims.

Buksh said while the Sportsone news drew criticism from the partisan on social media, Face book, he has been inundated with calls of support from those that feel the issue is real and needed redress.

"I feel every Muslim footballer Shia or Sunni must be allowed to play.

"FANCA needs to keep away its false propaganda from the youths of Canada".

Buksh said he has been seeking clarifications on the very issue for sometime now, adding he will remain restless until such time a definitive response comes in the way of inclusiveness.

"We must foster inclusiveness and not engage in segregation under the name of Islam".

Buksh is ready to challenge FANCA, senior vice president Mohammed Azam Khan, president Mohammed Yusuf and the entire board over what he calls are the conspirators of bad constitution.



+1 #4 Fanca and BCMSA 2017-01-24 13:30
Its about time for President of FANCA and BCMSA,to show the world,its constitution and the protocols and Merits behind why it should not allow all youths to participate in sports with FANCA and BCMSA: Ahmed Buksh
0 #3 Moving target 2017-01-24 07:42
I personally don't believe that FANCA is a Racist organization considering what the definition means and I do believe its a Fijian Sunni organization if a person or person's have cheated or bent the rules in order to win..then that's an entire new discussion.
+1 #2 Racial 2017-01-23 17:51
I totally agree with Aslam. FANCA sees itself as a Sunni Org,but Shia players have always represented Canada and other nations.The Buksh boys were just made scapegoats.It all came just down bodies over quality.Canada and FANCA knows but not saying it. Buksh has a good discrimination case on hand
+1 #1 Apology 2017-01-23 06:32
If anyone it's FANCA and BCMSA that owes Buksh the apology. Canada has always used Shia players for FANCA tournaments and is the guilty party. Canada and BCMSA have a history of playing none - Muslims in both the FANCA and the Nations Cup. Now prove me wrong.
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