Saudi Arabia unveils plan to become major player in global football

      Published on Monday, 8 October , 2018      49 Views     
Saudi Arabia unveils plan to become major player in global football


Quassay Alfawaz, the new president of the Saudi Arabian Football Federation (SAFF), has announced ambitious plans that include raising the national team’s global ranking to 40th place from the current 70th.



Alfawaz said he planned to send more players from the kingdom to top foreign leagues – a move that took effect this year – and to see the Saudi league – renamed MBS League – become one of the world’s best.

His programme, called The Rise of Saudi Football, will also see an increase in the number of national coaches and specialised football scouts to discover more new talent in Saudi Arabia.

He said his plan was inspired by Vision 2030, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

We are confident about the situation of our national team before the Asian Cup tournament; we will be preparing our team to achieve the best possible results. We believe that our football has the right capabilities to reach a global stage,” he added.

As part of his team to improve football, Alfawaz will be joined by Roger Draper who served as chief executive of Sport England from 2003 to 2006 and the Lawn Tennis Association from 2006 to 2013.

During his tenure at Sport England, Draper had overall accountability for business turnover of £340 million and was involved in London’s 2012 Olympic bid, and the Wembley National Stadium construction project.

Alfawaz said:



“Foreign expertise is essential and Roger Draper enjoys a rich experience in the English Premier League in managing several sports projects. We will benefit from his experience.”

Keywords:
Category Sport | 2018/10/08 latest update at 10:00 AM
Source : Arabian Business | Photocredit : Google
50 Views
Comments Add comment



Related Articles

The editorial staff of Saudi Arabia Today would like to give all of its readers from Gulf and Saudi Arabia and the whole world the opportunity to participate actively in the development of the website! If you have something interesting, fun, scandalous - just something worth to be seen from more people. Capture it and share it in the Saudi Arabia Today with a short text.

Do you have information you want to reach our readers?

Send article/s

You can subscribe to our Facebook, Twitter and Google pages or use our RSS feed channel to always read the most important news about Saudi Arabia, the Gulf and the world.


Sponsored Publications



Saudi Alhokair’s mall unit files for IPO, offering in second quarter: sources
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia news

Saudi Alhokair’s mall unit files for IPO, offering in second quarter: sources

Saudi Arabia’s Fawaz Alhokair Group plans to offer shares in its shopping malls business in Riyadh in the…

Saudi Arabia new rules

Property prices continue to fall in key UAE markets

UAE banks invest Dh87 billion in Saudi Arabia, Egypt

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh King

King Salman receives dignitaries in Riyadh

The Kingdom’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Abdul Aziz Al-Asheikh, senior scholars, ministers and a group of citizens called on…

Saudi King Salman reshapes country’s political and security affairs council King

Saudi King Salman reshapes country’s political and security affairs council

Saudi King Salman on Thursday announced a new list of appointees to key positions in the country’s political…

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has died King

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz has died

Saudi Arabia’s Prince Talal bin Abdulaziz passed away on Saturday, family members and Saudi media said on Twitter.…

Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh King

Bahraini crown prince meets Saudi officials in Riyadh

Bahrain Crown Prince Salman bin Hamad Al-Khalifa held talks with Saudi officials in Riyadh this week. His visit…

GULF TV

Popular in GULF TV

PIRELLI “DREAMING” – THE CAL 2019 making of Full Version | Fashion Channel

1898 Views

A photographic tale of the aspirations of four women and their determination to achieve their goals, each one…

Latest videos in GULF TV

Events

Lifestyle

Culture

Sport

Science & Technology

Government