QFA chief: We will keep working hard
MANILA: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) on Sunday named the
Qatar Football Association winners of the ‘AFC’s Dream Asia Award’.
The prize is given to a body which ‘uses football as a tool for social
change, enlighten the importance of social responsibility and promote
the culture of giving’, AFC said.
QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani said the
award was result of hard work put in by the game’s ruling body in
“This award shows that football is moving in the right direction in
Qatar,” Sheikh Hamad said on Sunday.
“We want to develop football in Qatar and the region in the best way
possible. We will keep working hard,” the QFA President added.
“Qatar’s leadership is the reason for all our sporting glory. We get
every support to develop sport, and in particular football,” he added.
“I want to thank QFA family for their efforts to raise the profile of
the sport in Qatar and elsewhere in the region,” the QFA president
QFA chief thanked sponsors and supporters ‘for their backing over the years’.
Last week, Qatar won the 22nd Gulf Cup with an astonishing win over
hosts Saudi Arabia in the final in Riyadh.
In October, 2014, Qatar juniors won the AFC Asian Cup Under-20 title in Myanmar