Qatar Football AssociationPresident
06.01.2022 11:06 in :

Doha: Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani, President of the Qatar Football Association (QFA), received in his office this morning Mr. Nihat Ozdemir, President of the Turkish Football Federation (TFF), and Mr. Servet Yardımcı, First Vice-President of the TFF, in the presence of Mr. Kadir Kardaş, Secretary General of the TFF, and Mr. Hamit Altintop and Mr. Nuri Akyan, TFF Executive Directors.

On the Qatari side, the meeting was attended by Mr. Saud bin Abdulaziz Al-Mohannadi, Vice-President of the QFA, Mr. Ali Daoud, Executive Director of the President’s Office, and Mr. Hani Ballan, member of the Executive Office of the QFA.

The visit of the TFF delegation came on the sidelines of the Turkish Super Cup match, hosted by Doha today for the first time, between Besiktas and Antalyaspor.

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani stressed that Doha’s hosting of the Turkish Super Match is the culmination of a distinguished history of bilateral relations between the federations of the two friendly countries, which strengthens the prospects for successful and fruitful cooperation in the field of football.

He explained that the two federations are linked by a memorandum signed in 2018, which includes many aspects of joint cooperation, many of which have been implemented recently, benefiting football in both countries.

The distinguished relationship between Qatar and Turkey in football represents an ideal model of how sports federations should cooperate with each other. The visit of the Turkish delegation witnessed another opportunity to strengthen the cooperation with the renewal of the agreement between the two sides.

During the reception at the QFA headquarters, the two sides also talked about the future and the development of bilateral relations between the federations, to include more areas that will have many fruitful results, which in turn will enhance the continuous success of football in both Qatar and Turkey, and ensure the development of football at the local, Asian and international levels.

His Excellency Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani concluded his statement by expressing his happiness with the presence of several international players from across the world, in both the teams participating in the Turkish Super Cup game. He described the game as a great opportunity for players, journalists and fans who will attend the match, to get to know about the World Cup facilities in Qatar, in the midst of a distinguished sporting event.

At the end of the meeting, commemorative shields were exchanged between the two sides.