6 July 2018 – The Extraordinary Election Assembly for the new President of FFK began with a minute of silence in honor of the legend and former President Fadil Vokrri, while it was closed with one minute of frantic applause from all the participants for his work and for everything he did for football in Kosovo.
In the presence of 58 delegates of the FFK Assembly, the FFK EC, senior officials of UEFA, Servet Yardimci, Denis Bastari and Thiery Favre and FIFA, Bjorn Vassallo, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi, Secretary General of the Turkish Football Federation, Kadir Kardash, delegation from the Albanian Football Federation, Lutfi Nuri, Ilir Shulku and Edvin Libohova, Vice President of the Macedonian Football Federation, Muhamet Sejdini, President of KOC, Besim Hasani and numerous media, the delegates of this Assembly with 58 unanimous votes elected Mr. Agim Ademi for the new President of FFK for the 4-year term.
The Assembly was initially greeted by Servet Yardimci who on behalf of UEFA President, Alexander Ceferin said that we find it difficult without Fadil Vokrri, but when we are in Kosovo I feel happy anyway. I also want to convey the greetings of the 80 million Turks who remember with the merchandise and rejoice the legend of Kosovo football. On behalf of the FIFA President, Giani Infantino, the proceedings of the Extraordinary Assembly were greeted by Bjorn Vassallo who stressed that we are sorry for the early departure of President Vokrri, whom we will always remember as a close man to football, but that life has to go further. He expressed the full confidence that Vokrir’s successor with the support of the Executive Committee and all people involved in football, will be able to advance the processes. Meanwhile, the Assembly members were also greeted by the Minister of Sports Kujtim Gashi who said that we were left without the great man, the football legend of Kosovo, Fadil Vokrri who was needed not only for sports but also for others, but was convinced that his successor will be able to push forward the launched projects. I am here to show that I will be a good friend and a good partner of the Federation and together we will work for the good of football. On behalf of the AFF and President Duka, the attendees were greeted by Edvin Libohova as well as the President of KOC, Besim Hasani who also said that the early departure of President Vokrri left a big gap in Kosovo’s football. However, they expressed their conviction that under Mr. Ademi’s direction, FFK will continue with dedication to the development and progress of Kosovo football.
Meanwhile, in his speech after the trust given by the delegates with full unanimity, the FFK’s new President, Agim Ademi, thanking all the supporters said that I am aware that I am following an extraordinary figure, a nationwide football legend and it is not going to be easy, but seeing your support I am convinced that along with the EC of FFK and you together we will continue our journey. I promise I will work uninterruptedly and jointly with you and will be close to you in service of football development. I hope that we will come together and bring the football of Kosovo to where it belongs. We will conclude all the projects I have participated in and we will launch many other projects in partnership with UEFA and FIFA, said the FFK’s new President.