Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Yousuf Yaqoob Al Serkal

Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan receives Yousuf Yaqoob Al Serkal

Al Serkal expressed his deep thanks and gratitude for the UAE leadership for the continued support of the association to develop and promote the country’s football.



By Hisham Al Gizouli (Chief Reporter)

Published: Fri 28 Nov 2014, 2:14 PM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 9:28 PM

Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Yousuf Yaqoob Al Serkal spoke over UAE football. — Supplied photo

Abu Dhabi — Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, National Security Advisor, Deputy Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Executive Committee and Honorary President of the UAE Football Association (UAEFA), on Thursday received at his office at the Court of the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Yousuf Yaqoob Al Serkal, president of the UAE FA. Al Serkal expressed his deep thanks and gratitude for the UAE leadership for the continued support of the association to develop and promote the country’s football.

The UAEFA chief valued the generous patronage of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, to sports and sportsmen in the country and the football senior national team during the Gulf Cup in Saudi Arabia reiterating that such support has motivated them to face the challenges and upcoming commitments.

He said: “The UAEFA and the senior football national team are thankful and appreciate the valuable confidence and support of Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan asserting their keenness to do their best effort to fly the flag of the nation in the different international arenas thanks to the giving of the wise leadership that has spared and will spare no effort in supporting sport and sportsmen in general and the football in particular.”

Al Serkal added: “The confidence of Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan is the source of pride and inspiration for all sportsmen of the UAE, and we will go ahead in developing the country’s football to ensure the bright future with further achievements, prosperity, success and progress at all levels.”

Al Serkal congratulated Qatar on winning the Gulf Cup and the Saudi Arabia, the runners up, wishing the other Gulf national teams the best of luck in the future. He also thanked the Saudi leadership and the Higher Organising Committee of Gulf Cup for the hospitality and excellent organization of the championship saying that it has shaped an important addition in developing the Gulf football and a step forward at the organisational level in the region.

Al Serkal concluded that the UAEFA avails the opportunity to congratulate the wise leadership of of the President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Their Highnesses, Members of the Supreme Council and Rulers of the emirates, and General Shaikh Mohammed on the occasion of the 43rd anniversary of the National Day wishing Almighty Allah to return it with prosperity to the leaders and peoples of the UAE saying that they will make every move to ensure the development of the country’s football at the continental and international levels.


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