Partnership with FIFA helps Professional Support to develop Bahrain Football

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HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, President of Bahrain Olympic Committee has hailed FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s interest
in developing and backing the Bahraini football from technical and administrative point of view, stating that such support has positively impacted this sport in Bahrain.

HH Shaikh Nasser valued Mr Infantino’s initiatives towards developing football via the introduction of qualitive programmes and projects aimed at supporting football in Bahrain, underscoring that such a stance reflects FIFA’s endeavours towards supporting national associations in their journey to achieve their potentials.

HH Shaikh Nasser’s remarks came during his reception to Mr Infantino to discuss ways of cooperation and developing football in Bahrain.

“Bahrain Football is keen to enter into a real partnership with FIFA which is the largest platform that includes all the national football federations and provide them with all facilities and professional services for the implementation of plans and programmes that promote international football. We in the Kingdom of Bahrain highly appreciate the confidence of FIFA in entering with BFA in a unique partnership, which gives us the responsibility of doubling our hard work to continue to make every effort in support of BFA, drawing inspiration from instructions we receive from HM King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa, the King of the Kingdom of Bahrain, and the extraordinary support extended to us by HRH Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa, Prime Minister and HRH Prince Salman bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander, First Deputy Prime Minister.

“We have an ambitious plan to develop the football sport in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and we greatly believe that entering in a genuine partnership with FIFA will enable us to implement it using its enormous experiences and highly qualified staff. Mr Infantino is among the firm believers in our football and its capabilities to improve further,” HH Shaikh Nasser pointed out.

For his part, Mr Infantino expressed his happiness at the level of football in Bahrain and the ambitious plans sought by BFA to implement to develop this sport in Bahrain and allow it flourish, praising the support extended to it by HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, who has a great desire to upgrade the Bahraini football at all levels.