The City Civil Court ruled an injunction order to Tamil Nadu Football Association president Seeni Mohideen from representing the body “in any manner” and “in any capacity”. This was subsequent to petition filed by N Balasubramani, under order 39, 1 and 2 of CPC.
The order, dated January 21, also prevents Mohideen or any of his representatives from attending the AGM or to contest for the post of office bearer. According to the charge sheet, Mohideen, “owing to his lack of knowledge of the administration of the game and dictatorial attitude started creating problems for the association and had no respect for the rules and regulation.”
Hence, 24 members of the association plotted a “no confidence” motion against him and had sent him a letter dated October 23 to convene the Extraordinary General Body meeting. However, Mohideen allegedly didn’t convene the meeting, prompting other members convened the meeting on December 9 and a no confidence motion was unanimously passed.
Worst affected by this wrangling is the Santosh Trophy bound Tamil Nadu team. According to the TFA, the team, announced by Mohideen and suspended general secretary Feroz Khan, stands suspended. According to sources, the team won’t be overtly tampered with but the coach and manager are likely to be replaced.