Posted on March 29, 2018

The Yemen Football Association (YFA) delegation expressed their appreciation to the Qatar Football Association (QFA) for QFA’s role in the ongoing support of Yemeni football in Qatar. The meeting took place on Wednesday 28 March following Yemen's first historic qualification to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 after winning 2-1 yesterday (27 March) against Nepal.

QFA Vice President, Saoud bin Abdul Aziz Al Mohannadi received YFA Vice President, Hasan Bachanvr, YFA General Secretary, Dr. Hamid Al-Shaibani, and YFA Member of the Board of Directors, Labib Al-Mahdi at QFA’s headquarters in Al Bidda Tower. Saoud Al Mohannadi, Vice President of the QFA congratulated the Yemeni counterpart on qualifying for the first time and making their debut at the continental tournament, and stressed on the importance of QFA’s continuous support to its’ Yemeni counterpart to be able to continue to achieve results and prepare the national team ahead of the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 in January.

Hasan Bachanvr, YFA Vice President praised the great role of the QFA in supporting the Yemeni national team by hosting its training camps and matches, which resulted in the first qualification of the Yemen national team to the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019. He said: “Presenting QFA today with the YFA shield is a humble gesture to thank our Qatari counterparts for their ongoing support of the development of Yemeni football. This confirms the brotherly relations and deep rooted cooperation between the two associations.”

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