Kyrgyzstan football officials host QFA, sign MoU
BISHKEK, Kyrgystan: Top officials from Qatar Football Association
(QFA) and Football Federation of the Kyrgyz Republic (FFKR) met here
on Tuesday and discussed matters of mutual interest.
The two parties underlined the importance of carrying out exchange
programmes to develop football in Qatar and Kyrgyzstan.
QFA was represented by Vice President Saud Al Mohannadi while FFKR
President Semetey Sultanov hosted the gathering.
An MoU was also signed by the two officials as QFA and FFKR agreed to
enhance cooperation between Qatar and Kyrgyzstan.
The new cooperation agreement will cover exchanges in football
knowledge besides creating opportunities for training sessions for
Bilateral exchanges in coaching and refereeing will also take place in
the future, officials agreed.
QFA and KKFR will also establish a working group that will look into
finalizing a timeline in which both countries could chalk out plans
for playing matches and establishing football workshops.
Later in the evening, both dignitaries were present at the opening
ceremony of the new lighting system installed at Spartak Stadium.
The new lighting system has been installed with combined efforts of
FFKR and QFA, details revealed.
The lighting system will be put to use to celebrate the first ever
night game played in Kyrgyzstan in the 1970s later this week when the
hosts play their FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier against Australia on 16
QFA and AFC Vice President Al Mohannadi said: “It is an honour to be
invited by FFKR to this momentous occasion of the first night-time
match in modern history for Kyrgyzstan. We are proud to have
participated in this joint project and we look forwards to continue
supporting our Asian brothers in future development projects that can
mutually benefit our two federations.”