12 Oct 2017 - 15:46
QFA President meets Philippine counterpart
Qatar Football Association (QFA) President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al-Thani met yesrterday the Philippine Football Federation (PFF) President Mariano Araneta, who is also a member of the FIFA Council, at QFA’s Al Bidda Tower headquarters.
The meeting reviewed issues of mutual interest between the two federations and the importance of activating and developing them in the coming phase so as to serve the football system in Qatar and Philippines and enhance joint cooperation between them.
In addition, they discussed several issues related to football and touched on means of boosting them in order to benefit all parties and ensure the development of football at the domestic and Asian levels and, consequently, the international level.
At the end, QFA president and his Philippine counterpart reiterated the need to continue cooperation between the two associations and develop these ties. Araneta praised the attention that QFA president pays to football issues between the two countries, hoping for more fruitful and constructive cooperation in the next phase.
The PFF President was in Doha as the Philippine national team was playing a qualifier for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 against Yemen, which was held on Tuesday at Al Wakrah Stadium
Meanwhile, thirty-six teams consisting of over 1,200 players from over 75 different nationalities, will compete for honours in the Qatar Community Football League (QCFL) this season – a league founded and sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC).
The league runs till April 30 and consists of three divisions. Aspire Foundation has again partnered with the SC to host matches three times a week at the world famous Aspire Park.
SC projects account for 12 teams this season, up from eight in 2016/17. Eight of these teams represent communities who signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the SC’s Community Engagement Division. Generation Amazing, the SC’s flagship CSR initiative, and the annual Workers’ Cup, the hugely popular SC-sponsored competition for construction workers, have each provided two teams.