Bakries request seven day reprieve

The Bakrie Group, the owners of Brisbane Roar, have reportedly asked for a seven day extension to its original 24-hour ultimatum handed down by Football Federation Australia.

At risk of breaching their contract, Fox Sports reports that Nirwan Bakrie has requested an extended period of time - seven days - to provide the governing body with the required information.

An FFA spokesman confirmed that the Bakrie Group had made the request.

“The Bakrie Group has requested an extension of seven days to address matters raised by FFA,” an FFA spokesman said.

“FFA is considering the request for an extension.

“FFA last week sought information from the Bakrie Group on the management and financial structure of the Brisbane Roar.”

Football Federation Australia has reportedly lost faith in the Brisbane Roar management and with the Bakrie Group on the precipice of breaching its licence, the governing body may be forced to take control of the three-time A-League champions.

The FFAis expected to make a decision on the extension on Tuesday.

UPDATE (9:55pm): In response to media speculation regarding the Brisbane Roar Football Club (BRFC), the club can confirm that Football Federation Australia has sent communications to the BRFC owner (Mr. Nirwan Bakrie) and Chairman (Mr. Rahim Soekasah) in relation to the current ownership of BRFC.

BRFC administration and football departments have no control over these matters.

BRFC continues to build towards the 2016-17 Hyundai A-League season. Our current A-League squad will complete their training on Saturday 4th June, before commencing their annual break.

BRFC NPL and Women’s teams continue to play in their weekly respective competitions.