The Football Federation Islamic Republic of Iran (FFIRI) elective General Assembly will be held in September, it has been announced.
As reported by Tehran Times, the announcement by Iranian football officials follows the modification of the FFIRI’s statutes.
The General Assembly was due to take place on March 15 but it was deferred after FIFA ordered the FFIRI to postpone the event until the national governing body amended its statutes.
World football’s governing body had already sent a letter to the FFIRI on February 24, stressing that the General Assembly should be delayed.
In response to the letter, the FFIRI provided some documents and appealed to FIFA so that the event could be held as planned.
But FIFA did not consider the documents to be sufficient and, in a new letter, it asked FFIRI officials to first conduct "revision and amendment" to the statutes before staging the General Assembly.
FIFA had implied that the previous version of the statutes contained several particularly problematic provisions, such as Government interference in the FFIRI elections.
Last week, Mohammad Nabi was appointed the acting secretary general of the FFIRI, replacing Ebrahim Shakouri in the role.
Nabi is the former general manager of Iranian football club Gostaresh Pars Khodro.
He was also a vice-president of Persepolis and a member of the Board of Directors during his tenure there.
Heydar Baharvand, the acting President of the FFIRI, thanked Shakouri for his work since taking the role in December 2018.
It is not Nabi's first venture into the FFIRI, having previously been the secretary general, executive advisor to the President of the FFIRI, deputy secretary general and head of the Competition Committee.