JFA dismisses Borkelmans resignation reports as 'rumors'

Vital Borkelmans
National team coach Vital Borkelmans. (Photo: JFA)
AMMAN — Jordan Football Association (JFA) Secretary General Samar Nassar refuted rumors that first-division national team coach, Vital Borkelmans had been asked to resign, and assured that he still holds his position.اضافة اعلان

In exclusive remarks to Jordan News, Nassar said: “It is reprehensible to spread rumors of this sort at this stage, which constitutes a crucial point in the national team’s career. I would like to assure that Borkelmans is still the national team’s coach and his performance will be assessed after the end of the Asian qualifiers.”

The name of national coach Ahmad Abdul Qader on the list of Jordan’s envoy to Kuwait had sparked controversy on whether he would become Borkelmans’ successor, alongside rumors that Borkelmans was absent during Jordan’s match against Vietnam.

“Abdul Qader’s name on the list was an error on Kuwait’s part and we contacted them about correcting it as he was not there representing the team in a professional capacity,” Nassar explained.

Jordan is scheduled to play against Nepal on June 7 as part of Group B in the 2022 Qatar World Cup and Asia Cup final qualifiers, before facing Kuwait on June 11 and Australia on June 15.

Jordan and Kuwait are currently tied in second place (10pts. each) as Australia remains in the lead of Group B (12pts.), Nepal in fourth (3pts.) and China in fifth (0pts.)

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