As Chairman of the Oman Football Association (OFA), Sayyid Khalid managed to build a wide network of relationships with sports associations at a regional and international level, as well as accelerating achievements in Oman. Under his leadership (2007-2016), the Oman National Team won the 19th Gulf Cup for the first time in 2009. Following this achievement he received the Order of Oman Civil Decoration from The Late His Majesty Sultan Qaboos bin Said. He went on to become the first ever elected Chairman of the Oman Football Association in the first direct elections to be held in Oman and the Gulf region in 2007.
Other significant sports achievements include: Fanja Club qualifying for the first time in history to the Arab Football Finals and achieving 4th place at the Asian Finals during the same game. Additionally, the club won the seventh Football Gulf Cup for Clubs in 1989, an achievement which was marked as an unmatched attainment for Omani clubs in the history of Oman sports. His vision for the future of Omani football gained the admiration of Joseph Sepp Blatter, the President of the International Football Federation (FIFA) and Mohammed bin Hammam Al Abdullah, the President of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) who invited him to visit FIFA and the AFC to learn more about it.