Doha: Qatar Football Association (QFA) hosted Iftar for 10 Asian communities on Thursday at Al Gassar Resort.
The communities included Indonesians, Sri Lankans, Nepalese, Malaysians, Singaporeans, Chinese, Japanese, Jordanians, Lebanese and South Koreans.
QFA also organised Iftars for communities last week to thank them for support throughout the year. Iftars also aimed to discuss future cooperation with community leaders, and ways in which QFA can support communities in their future events and activities.
Eight Ambassadors and about 200 guests attended.
The ambassadors included Ahmad Jazri bin Mohd Johar (Malaysia), Sanjiv Arora (India), Ganesh Prasad Dhakal (Nepal), Hasan Najem (Lebanon), Crescente R Relaciَn (the Philippines), Chung Keejong (South Korea), Shingo Tsuda (Japan) and Wong Kwok Pun (Singapore).
Hamad Al Kuwari, Deputy Head, Marketing and Communications, QFA, thanked them for support in previous projects between QFA and communities.
“We thank everyone for attending the Iftar today. This Iftar reflects the long-standing relationship we have with Asian communities and is a way for us to thank everyone for support for QFA’s activities. Through this Iftar, we aim to develop our relationship with the different segments of the community by organising initiatives to spreading football across Qatar.
“The first successful initiative organised by QFA for the Asian communities was the Asian Communities Football Tournament in which six teams participated in its first edition, then 12 in the second edition due to huge success over the last two sports seasons.
“We will work again this year with community leaders to support their projects and organise joint initiatives to develop communities.”