Dubai Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the Emirates Football Association, blessed the approval that Iraq to host the competitions for the next edition of the Gulf Cup “Gulf Cup 25″ in Basra. Stressing his confidence in establishing an exceptional tournament, pointing out that the Emirates Football Association puts all its capabilities and expertise in the service of Iraqi football to support it in order to lift the complete ban on Iraqi stadiums.
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAE Football Association, participated in the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Arab Gulf Cup Football Federation, which was held through visual communication technology, with the participation of the heads of the Gulf Football Associations and the Iraqi and Yemeni Federations, and in the presence of Hamid Ahmed Al Tayer, a member of the Board of Directors of the Football Association and a member of the Executive Committee of the Arab Gulf Cup Federation, and Mohammed Abdullah Hazzam Al Dhaheri, Secretary General of the Federation.
Sheikh Rashid bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, President of the UAE Football Association, said: “Sport is going through great challenges in the world at this time, especially football, the first popular game, and our region is part of this vast world, and challenges can only be overcome with more cooperation, solidarity, and revitalization initiatives and creative ideas, as cooperation paves the way for us to success and helps us achieve our common goals.”
He added, “The Arab Gulf Cup Football Championship was one of the most prominent competitions in the region, and it enjoyed great public follow-up, and the competition in it was exciting and valued by the Gulf fans.
He stressed that the UAE Football Association strongly supports the Iraq file to host the “Gulf 25” tournament.
He said, “We are happy that Mesopotamia obtained the right to host, as the approval came unanimously, and we hope that Basra Governorate will be ready to receive this Gulf sporting event, and that it meets the requirements for hosting, as the people of Mesopotamia are eager for this precious tournament, which is a sports audience par excellence, as it is the most important secrets of the success and development of Iraqi football … indicating that Iraq is the cradle of civilizations and the country of science and knowledge.
Source: National Iraqi News Agency