The Saudi Arabian Football Association (SAFF) and the Ghana Football Association (GFA) are pleased to announce the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for our mutual benefits.
SAFF President Yasser Almisehal and GFA President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku put pen to paper in a signing ceremony held at Saudi House in Doha on Thursday, December 8, 2022.
The agreement aims to develop strong relations between the two Federations to help the promotion, growth and success of football at all levels.
It provides a framework for collaboration across all areas of the game, from grassroots to elite football, including youth and women’s football.
SAFF is committed to hosting both the Ghanaian men and women national teams for matches and training camps as well as exchanges for key experts across areas related to coaching, refereeing or administrative matters.
“We’re excited to establish this MoU with the Ghana Football Association and create this partnership moving forward,” said President Al Misehal.
“The quality and talent in Ghanaian football is known across the world and we at SAFF are keen to work closely together to allow our youngsters to gain valuable playing experience while benefiting from their key insights and strengths. We look forward to working together in a meaningful manner and open up mutually beneficial opportunities.” he added.
Commenting on the new partnership, Ghana Football Association President Kurt Edwin Simeon-Okraku said, “Ghana has a longstanding relationship with Saudi Arabia and it is only right that we expand this level of cooperation to football – an area that unites people”.
“Our brothers at the SAFF led by President Yasser Al Misehal have clearly demonstrated their desire to strengthen their football to reach the highest level and we also have the same vision so it is essential for us to partner in various areas of the game to achieve our aims and objectives.” President Simeon-Okraku added.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is one of the fastest-growing countries in world sport with football at its heart. Over 80% of the country’s 35 million population play, follow and attend football. The Saudi Arabian Football Federation has been implementing an ambitious strategy to grow the sport across the Kingdom and become one of the top 20 best football nations.
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