Thursday 25 November 2021
FIFA President Gianni Infantino inaugurated today, in the presence of CAF President Patrice Motsepe, FIFA Council member Hani Abu Rida, and Engineer Ahmed Megahed, President of the Egyptian Football Association (EFA), the new headquarters of the Egyptian Football Association and the National Team Center in 6 October.
The opening ceremony was attended by members of the CAF General Assembly on the sidelines of the CAF General Assembly meeting. The opening was also attended by former members of the Board of Directors of the Egyptian Federation and a number of Egyptian football stars and icons.
On the sidelines of the opening, an exhibition match was held at one of the National Teams Center stadiums, in which a number of Egypt’s guests participated.
The Egyptian Federation had decided in 2016, headed by Hani Abu Rida, to build a center for national teams on the latest international systems and a new headquarters for the Egyptian Federation in the city of 6 October, a project approved by the General Assembly of the Federation in December of the same year, where work was launched at the beginning of 2017. With the contribution of the International Football Association.
In his speech during the opening ceremony, Ahmed Mujahid, head of the Egyptian Federation, stressed that this event is the best celebration of the centenary of the establishment of the Egyptian Federation, and that Egyptian football is looking forward to the next 100 years according to the latest international football systems.
He said, “Today, we stand proudly, as we are on the threshold of the second hundred years in the history of the Egyptian Federation, armed with all the tools that the modern world takes.. It achieves a real renaissance for Egyptian football and aligns with the new republic whose daughter President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi, the President of the Republic, has set. The implementation of its values by all state institutions in an epic that the world will witness to the nobility of this great people and their insistence on achieving the goals of the new republic.”
In his speech, the President of the Egyptian Federation saluted everyone who contributed to the completion of this giant edifice from our national institutions and the International Football Association and to everyone who worked and worked hard and ensured the completion of this huge project.