AFFA President Receives FIFA Medal
Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 March / Trend corr Z. Safarov/ The newly elected head of Association of Football Federations of Azerbaijan (AFFA) Rovnag Abdullayev was awarded with the FIFA medal (Federation Internationale de Football Association).
He was awarded by the FIFA representative Eva Pascue, who said that the future of Azerbaijan's football is in trustworthy hands. "I congratulate you on the past conference and I think you have made a write choice," Pascue said.
The newly elected AFFA President voiced a range of interesting ideas intended for the development of football- number one sport in Azerbaijan. He said that football should be free of taxes and he is going to put some serious efforts to make the idea real. Abdullayev said one of the priorities in his work would be implementation of the state program for the development of football, which is expected to yield fruit in the near future.
"We are facing arduous work, as we have to raise our football to a new level. For this purpose we will have to develop football comprehensively, beginning from the child football grounds," he said.