Fifa president calls on Dr Mahathir

  • Football
  • Friday, 05 Apr 2019

Prime minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking to media over Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court during the press conference in Putrajaya. MOHD SAHAR MISNI/The Star

PUTRAJAYA (Bernama): Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad received a courtesy call from a delegation of football association leaders headed by International Football Federation (FIFA) president Gianni Infantino at Perdana Putra here Friday (April 5).

Accompanied by Japan Football Association (JFA) president Kohzo Tashima and Asian Football Confederation (AFC) secretary-general Datuk Windsor John, Infantino was greeted by Dr Mahathir at his office at 4pm.

The meeting lasted for almost half an hour.

Also present were Youth and Sports Minister Syed Saddiq Syed Abdul Rahman and Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) president Datuk Hamidin Mohd Amin.

It was the first formal meeting between a Malaysian prime minister and a Fifa president since the 1960s, when Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al Haj received Stanley Rous on many occasions. – Bernama


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