Malaysia national team has the opportunity to face the Jordan national team when the President of the Football Association of Malaysia (FAM), Datuk Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin revealed that his side is planning to organize an International ‘A’ match involving the two teams.
Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) President, Datuk Haji Hamidin Haji Mohd Amin, yesterday, paid a courtesy call to Jordan Football Association President, HRH Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in Amman to discuss various aspects of Malaysia-Jordan bilateral collaboration.
In the meeting, Datuk Haji Hamidin also informed Prince Ali who is also the President of the West Asia Football Federation (WAFF), about the development of Malaysian football, especially women’s football and the grassroots which needs to be emphasized through several strategic approaches.
The meeting was also attended by, FAM General Secretary, Noor Azman Haji Rahman.
Also present were JFA General Secretary, Samar Nassar and WAFF General Secretary, Khalil Al-Salem.
The two sides also shared ideas and discussed on potential bilateral collaboration on football not only between Jordan but also between West Asian countries under the WAFF.
“I would like to express my sincere gratitude to Prince Ali for his valuable time to discuss collaboration possibilities between Malaysia and Jordan.
“We also plan to hold national team friendly matches with Jordan for all age groups, including the women’s national squad, futsal and beach soccer under the FIFA calendar.
“I am optimist that this would be beneficial to both countries in the long term,” said Datuk Haji Hamidin.
Mainly, both leaders agreed that the relationship between the two countries, Malaysia-Jordan and also West Asia should be upgraded to a more comprehensive level.
Malayan Tigress head coach, Soleen Al-Zou’bi who is from Jordan, also seen to be able to further strengthen this bilateral relationship.
Soleen was previously the Head of Women’s Football Unit and Assistant Technical Director at JFA. She reported duty at Wisma FAM last December 1.
Meanwhile, the Amman-based WAFF is the governing body for football in West Asia under the AFC and FIFA. WAFF has 12 member associations namely Jordan, Qatar, Bahrain, UAE, Palestine, Iraq, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Yemen.
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