Asian Football Confederation (AFC) general secretary Dato’ Windsor John today, October 11 met with the Malaysian Minister for Youth and Sports, YB Tuan Syed Saddiq bin Syed Abdul Rahman in the country’s federal administrative centre in Putrajaya.
The AFC General Secretary, who was also joined by Football Association of Malaysia (FAM) President Dato’ Hamidin Amin, congratulated YB Tuan Syed Saddiq on his appointment as the country’s youngest-ever Minister and thanked him for his office’s long-standing and continued partnership with the AFC.
The Ministry for Youth and Sports has been instrumental in assisting the AFC in all government related matters, particularly since Asian football found a permanent home in Bukit Jalil in May 2000.
Dato’ Windsor John also extended an invitation to the Minister to attend the AFC’s latest milestone – the inauguration of its new building – later this month.
The AFC General Secretary highlighted the close relationship between the FAM and the AFC and stressed on the importance of developing football at the grassroots through schools and clubs.
YB Tuan Syed Saddiq acknowledged the undeniable passion for football that exists in the country and thanked Dato’ Windsor John for this visit, echoing his sentiment on the need to strengthen the foundations for football in Malaysia to scale even greater heights.