At a meeting held today, President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom has appealed to all First Division football clubs of Maldives to work together towards achieving the SAARC championship within the next three years. He stressed that all clubs must make national pride their main priority, along with competition at club level.
The meeting was attended by senior officials of the Football Association of Maldives, President of Olympic Committee, senior representatives from Maldives’ first division football clubs, and senior officials from State Companies sponsoring the clubs.
Speaking at the meeting, President Yameen said that the Administration’s aim was to aid the development of footballers in order to create a competitive environment for national squad selection. The President also reiterated the Administration’s commitment to achieving this goal.
Highlighting the administration’s decision to assign club sponsorship to State companies, President Yameen noted that this step was taken as an assistance in relieving the financial issues faced by the clubs. He reminded all company officials that this expense from their promotional budget went towards building a future generation of talented football players.
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Source URL: The President's Office