Football development in Cambodia has the potential to improve dramatically in the coming years AFC President Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa said at the inauguration of the National Training Centre on Tuesday.
Speaking at the opening ceremony of the FIFA Goal Project-funded
facility Shaikh Salman remarked:
“I am honoured and happy to be here today, representing the FIFA
President, at the inauguration of the National Training Centre of
Cambodia where the footballing dreams of thousands of young Cambodians
will take shape.
“I believe the beginning of this project also signals the start of
a new era for Cambodian football and will boost the federation’s
efforts to develop grassroots and youth football.”
Shaikh Salman was joined at the inauguration ceremony by a number of
dignitaries including the Prime Minister of Cambodia, HE Hun Sen, the
ASEAN Football Federation President HM Sultan Ahmad Shah, AFC
Vice-President HRH Prince Abdullah Ibni Sultan Ahmad Shah, FIFA
Executive Committee member Worawi Makudi and Football Federation of
Cambodia (FFC) President General Sao Sokha.
Shaikh Salman, who is also a FIFA Executive Committee member, spoke
of how Cambodia has benefitted from FIFA’s various developmental
initiatives and that by working together with the global game’s
governing body and the Asian Football Confederation the ASEAN nation
will continue to evolve both on and off the pitch.
And in his address the AFC President paid tribute to the senior
officials who are leading the way in taking Cambodian football forward
before reiterating the fullest support of both FIFA and the AFC