Doha, 24 February 2020 - The Qatar Football Association (QFA) on Sunday signed a cooperation agreement with the Sudanese Football Association (SFA).
The agreement was signed by Saud bin Abdulaziz Al Muhannadi, Vice President of QFA, in the presence of Mansoor Al Ansari, Secretary General of QFA, and Dr. Kamal Shaddad, President of SFA.
The signing of the agreement comes as part of QFA’s elaborate plans to strengthen and develop football relations with regional federations.
Qatar enjoys great brotherly relations with Sudan and Sunday’s agreement is an extension of both countries willing to develop football also.
The agreement included many aspects related to football like having exchange programs, developing youth football, hosting of teams and carrying out team training sessions and matches whenever possible.
Qatar has also hosted football players from around the world in treating them for injuries at Aspetar Sports Medicine Hospital.
Both parties agreed to have regular communication in the field of football in the coming years.
At the end of the meeting, President of SFA stressed the importance of continuing the cooperation between the two federations and developing these relations that were initially put forth by QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani.
“This agreement expresses the close brotherly and historical relations between the Qatari and Sudanese federations that span over years. We do not require to show documents to this effect. We revere our bond with QFA,” Dr Kamal said.
He added: “I would like to pay tribute to the tremendous success enjoyed by the Qatar Football Association at all levels. We are witnessing a federation that is well respected by regional football bodies. You will see in future that Khartoum Stadium will soon be developed following a deep study.”
And on the opportunities of holding friendly matches between the national teams in both countries, Dr. Kamal said: “We are seeking friendly matches between the two parties for sure, but the international calendar makes it difficult to hold them at the present time. We may, however, have friendly matches involving our U23 teams in the future and we hope those games will be played in Khartoum.”
At the end of his speech, President of SFA thanked the QFA President for his efforts to being the two federation closer.