The President of Uzbekistan Football Federation (UFF), Umid Ahmadjonov, visited Aspire Academy on Monday morning with a delegation including UFF’s Secretary-General Sardor Rakhmatullaev. The delegation was welcomed by senior officials from Aspire Academy, including Director General, Ivan Bravo, and Deputy Director General, Ali Salem Afifa.
As part of their visit, the UFF delegation received a tour of Aspire Academy, met with a variety of Academy staff and were shown the Academy’s state-of-the-art facilities. The tour was designed to illustrate how the Academy’s facilities, mission and vision helps identify talented young athletes in Qatar and beyond with real potential and transform them into world-renowned champions who can represent Qatar in national teams across a wide range of sports, as well as promote a sports culture in Qatar and the region. Following their tour, the Academy’s Director General, Ivan Bravo, discussed areas of potential collaboration with the UFF officials with focus on developing best football practices. At the end of their visit, the Academy’s Director General and the UFF’s President exchanged commemorative shields.
Commenting on his visit to the Academy, the President of UFF, Umid Ahmadjonov, said: “It was a pleasure to visit such a great sporting academy. I must congratulate the people of Qatar for having such a fabulous institution that promotes such amazing values and does so much for aspirational athletes. I am pretty sure that the country’s sporting future is in safe hands and that Qatar will have a highly competitive national football team in time for the 2022 FIFA World Cup here in Doha based on the vision of this great academy.”
Umid Ahmadjonov was elected in September to the leadership of the UFF. He is also the Vice President of Uzbekistan National Olympic and Paralympic Committee and the former Vice-President of Pakhtakor Tashkent Football Club.