The World Freestyle Football Association keeps growing around the world: this November, the Maldives was confirmed as the newest member of the Global Network, an international structure that now includes 116 countries from all inhabited continents.
The new incorporation of the Maldives is the result of the agreement between the WFFA and local athlete and community leader Mohamed Saif Zahir, one of the country’s most successful and celebrated freestylers. The deal will help boost the development of the Maldives scene with the constant support and guidance of the WFFA.
Steve Elias, President of the WFFA, said: “We are extremely happy to welcome a new member to the organised Freestyle Football community worldwide: it’s really exciting to see how the sport keeps extending unstoppably at a global scale! We’re really looking forward to supporting the expansion of Freestyle Football in the Maldives and in the whole region”.
Mohamed Saif Zahir, the newly appointed WFFA Country Leader in the Maldives, said: “I am honoured by the responsibility of guiding and supporting the development of the local Freestyle Football community in my homeland. We have a number of rising talents that will definitely benefit from our affiliation with the WFFA: I can’t wait to start working with them and the Association to grow the sport in the Maldives!”.
Pekko ‘PeGe’ Piirto, Head of the Global Network at the WFFA and a leading figure in the establishment of the deal, said: “I can’t stress enough how proud the constant expansion of the Global Network makes me feel. The growth of our sport is a source of great joy and hope for the future. I’m certain that Saif will do an amazing job at helping the local community thrive and flourish!”.
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