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Thursday, February 01, 2007The Secretary General of the Football Federation of Macedonia resigns
After all the scandals and affairs in which the leading people of the Football Federation of Macedonia (FFM) were involved, the Secretary General Lazar Mitrovski finally resigned today
Scandal after scandal
It all started couple of weeks ago when the Macedonian labor inspection revealed the illegal working of almost all Macedonian football clubs. And in the next few days more scandals were revealed by the daily sports newspaper "Makedonski Sport" when they publish how the Secretary General of the FFM, Lazar Mitrovski was appointed at his job with fake faculty diploma, and than followed by the big scandal about the falsifications of the PUMA equipment made by the FFM.
In those days the struggling leadership of the Football Federation of Macedonia involving the President Haralampie Hadzi-Risteski and the Secretary General Lazar Mitrovski tried some ways to escape from the responsibility for all those scandals. They tried to get the support and some immunity by UEFA and FIFA. But it didn't took so long for them to understand that the Ministry of Interior is only doing their job when they fight against criminal and they are not trying to interfere in the work of FFM.
The problems in the FFM are drown to the boiling point. The Ministry of Interior have questioned the President, the Secretary General and many other people and witnesses involved in those cases and the Macedonian Police pressed criminal charges against Lazar Mitrovski, Secretary General of the FFM for suspected use of forged university diploma during his electing in 2003 and also suspected to have destroyed the forged diploma last year, in fear of being discovered. There are no doubts that the police has hard evidences against him and he;ll get charged for all his actions. So it was question of time when will those people leave the FFM and finally today Lazar Mitrovski resigned.
But this is only the first step of the big changes that should follow later. Yesterday an initiative committee for changes in the FFM was formed. The committee is formed by former Macedonian football players, referees and coaches and they work for immediate changes and saving the football in Macedonia.
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