Qatar Football Association (QFA) has pledged to continue supporting Sri Lanka football by way of supplying equipment worth US$ 50,000 annually. This will help the Football Federation of Sri Lanka (FFSL) in their endeavour to promote the sport throughout the country.
This was made possible when former president and present vice president of FFSL Ranjith Rodrigo visited Doha, Qatar early this month to witness a soccer final on an invitation extended to him by the Qatar FA.
The football gear comprising balls and playing shirts will be distributed to schools and other less-affluent clubs in the country. Some of these jerseys are for the national team.
“This is a renewal of the memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed early this month between the Qatar FA and the FFSL when I visited there,” said Rodrigo.
“Earlier, the QFA sent equipment worth $ 35,000 to the FFSL for the past three years and this time they have increased the amount,” quipped Rodrigo.
President of the QFA is Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani who will be very busy preparing to host the Football World Cup.