President Isaias Afwerki in the morning hours of today, 31 August met and held talks with President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmed Ahmed at his office in Adi Halo.
Asmara, 31 August 2019 – President Isaias Afwerki in the morning hours of today, 31 August met and held talks with President of Confederation of African Football (CAF), Mr. Ahmed Ahmed at his office in Adi Halo.
At the meeting in which the Commissioner of Sports and Culture Ambassador Zemede Tekle and Mr. Isaias Abraham, President of Eritrean National Football Federation took part, President of CAF Mr. Ahmed stated that the successful organization and conclusion of the 1st Central and Eastern Confederation of African Football Association (CECAFA) under 15 football tournament attests the true commitment of the Government and people of Eritrea in the development of sports and football in particular and that will have significant contribution in the development of African football competitions.
Noting that organizing sports competitions demand good will of politicians, Mr. Ahmed stated that what they have witnessed in Eritrea exceeded their expectation and can have significant contribution in the development of sports in general to the development grassroots football program in the country in particular.
President Isaias Afwerki on his part stating that encouraging sports and implementation of necessary infrastructures is obligations of governments and the right of the people, underlined that that is the firm belief and commitment of the people and Government of Eritrea.
President Isaias further expressed readiness of the Government of Eritrea in the development of grassroots football program.