Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi, Chairman of the General Authority for Sports, GAS, announced his support for Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, President of the Asian Football Confederation,AFC, in his efforts to win a new term as president of the confederation in 2019.
Al Rumaithi expressed his support in a joint statement that was made by both parties that highlighted the fact that Al Khalifa aims to benefit from an ambitious election programme announced by Al Rumaithi during his election campaign, which includes launching competitions and guaranteeing increased revenues for the AFC.
Both parties also pledged to enhance their cooperation to achieve the interest of the confederation and its independence and transparency.
"I thank Mohammed Khalfan Al Rumaithi for his reception, and for the fraternal spirit that he showed us during our meeting. Strong and honourable competition brought our goals and visions together in the best interest of Asian football. I also thank him for supporting me and for his ambitious election programme, which will help advance Asian football," Al Khalifa said.
"I would like to thank Sheikh Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa for his initiative and for visiting the UAE, and I affirm that my campaign, from the start, is not just about attaining a position, but it is to place Asian football in its rightful place in the world through a programme that reflects my vision of developing the game in the largest continent in the world. I am pleased by the efforts of Sheikh Salman to benefit from the programme and achieve its goals," Al Rumaithi said.
© Copyright 2019 Emirates News Agency (WAM)