DOHA: Qatar Football Association (QFA) Vice-President Saud Al Mohannadi on Monday met with officials of Algerian Football Federation (AFF) at Al Bidda Tower.
The QFA Secretary General Mansoor Al Ansari was also present during the meeting along with Ahmed Khalil Al Abbasi, QFA Director of National Teams Operations.
The AFF delegation was headed by President Kheireddine Zetchi, National Team Manager Hakim Meddane and national team coach Djamel Belmadi.
The two bodies discussed Algerian team’s presence in Doha for the preparations of the African Nations Cup to be hosted by Egypt from June 21 to July 19, according to a news published on QFA website.
During the meeting, the officials discussed issues of common interest and ways of activating them in the near future.
Qatar, hosts of the 2022 FIFA World Cup, are keen to develop the game in both countries, QFA officials said.
Al Mohannadi assured the delegation of QFA’s full support to have exchange programs and ways to develop the world’s most popular sport in the two countries and the region.
The Algerian delegation expressed its thanks and appreciation to QFA President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani for ‘Qatar’s generous support for football’ and for ‘hosting top flight football in the country’.
The Algerian delegation wished Qatar rapid progress in their preparation in hosting the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Later the officials exchanged souvenirs and posed for pictures.
The Algerian team, which has played two matches during a training camp against Burundi and Mali, will leave for Cairo on June 18 for the 2019 African Cup of Nations.
‘The Desert Warriors’ will play in Group C alongside Senegal, Kenya and Tanzania.