QFA President hold wide-ranging talks with top football officials
DOHA: Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), has held wide-ranging talks with football officials on the margin of the inaugural extrodinary General Assembly of the newly found Central Asia Football Association.
The President of QFA visited Uzbekistan along with a delegation that also included Mansoor Al Ansari, Secretary General of QFA, and Ali Daoud, Executive Director of the Office of the President. Also present at the General Assembly meeting was Chung Mong-gyu, President of the Korea Football Association (KFA).
The QFA President and his delegation met with a number of top football officials and discussed ways and means to develop the game in Asia.
The President of the Uzbek Football Federation Umed Ahmadjanov thanked QFA and KFA for their visit and fruitful talks. He also applauded Qatar for their ‘wonderful preparation to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar’.
“Qatar will host an ideal World Cup in 2022 as it possess vast experience in hosting top-flight sports events. I am sure we will see a great World Cup in 2022,” Ahmadjanov said.
For his part, the QFA President said Qatar continues to look to boosting the game of football in all regions of Asia. He also said QFA would offer full support to any country developing the game.
He pointed out that the relations between the QFA and the AFC was at its best. He said the healthy relations between the two have been in existence for many years.
At the end of their Uzbek visit, the QFA delegation left for Moroccan city of Casablanca to attend African Super Cup final which saw Wydad of Moroco beat TP Mazembe of the Congo.
The QFA President met with a number of high profile football officials. On the sidelines of his visit to the Kingdom of Morocco, the QFA President also got see the way the game has developed in the North African country.
During his visit, QFA President met with President of the Royal Moroccan Football Federation Fouzi Lekjaa and discussed Kingdom of Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 World Cup.
The QFA President underlined the depth of the relationship between the two football bodies.
The President of QFA said Morocco’s bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup is a new message from the Middle East and the African continent to host the game’s showpiece event after South Africa (2010) and Qatar (2022).