10 July 2018 – President of FFK, Mr. Agim Ademi received today the Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Kujtim Gashi with his associates. In this meeting, besides President Ademi were also members of FFK EC, Mr. Mirsad Çollaku and Mr. Flamur Bunjaku and the Secretary General, Mr. Eroll Salihu. On this occasion, Minister Gashi once again congratulated President Ademi for the election in this post, confirming the support of the Ministry and the cooperation of these two institutions in the future. “I am here to congratulate President Ademi on his election to this post. I am happy that all those delegates who attended the Extraordinary Election Assembly were united and responsible to continue the great work that President Fadil Vokrri had started. I am here today to confirm once again the support of the Ministry of Sports and the Government of Kosovo for FFK and all the players of Kosovo. This co-operation has been extremely great since the first day I took the office and it will continue like that. I wish President Ademi and the Executive Committee successes and good work, but also all the other staff of the federation, because through excellent work they have made football today to be at the peak of success not only in Kosovo but also abroad “, said Minister Gashi after meeting with President Ademi.
Meanwhile, President Ademi after thanking the Minister for congratulations and support in this period, in his name and the FFK EC he expressed readiness to continue working together to raise Kosovo football to the highest levels. President Ademi thanked the Minister for the respect and cooperation he had with the late President Fadil Vokrri, but also now for the support he has given to FFK. “We thank you very much because you were the institutions that with the support of infrastructure improvement projects, you have raised our rating both in UEFA and FIFA as well as in the public opinion,” said President Ademi. He offered the Minister continued transparency and cooperation, thanking him for the projects he has done as well as for the honor and respect he has given to the name and the figure of Fadil Vokrri. “From my heart I thank you for all you have done and through you, the Government and all the other institutions that have appreciated the work of the late President Vokrri and the work he has begun, which we will continue with dedication. We assure you that our cooperation will be very honest and punctual. I thank the Minister for the support and congratulations and we will be ready to work together for the good of football, “said President Ademi.
After the visit to the FFK HQ, Minister Kujtim Gashi accompanied by the President of FFK, Mr. Agim Ademi and FFK EC Member, Mr. Mirsad Çollaku and the Secretary General, Mr. Eroll Salihu, inspected the final works at the Prishtina Stadium, which soon will be named after the of Kosovar football legend and former FFK President, Fadil Vokrri.
“We are here together with the FFK President, Agim Ademi and his staff to inspect the final works at the Prishtina Stadium and to look closely at the work that has been done but also to tell the contractor to finish works within the deadline set in the contract and I believe that everything will go well in the two remaining weeks in the completion of this project. Every day of my job, every hour was part of the dedication to finalize this capital project for football in Kosovo. You can see yourself that a great and extraordinary job has been done, that one of the most beautiful stadiums in the region, and I am very happy that we have come to the finalization of this project. There were many skeptics, but we are now in the finalization of this project, as only a few days remain to play matches in this stadium,” said on this occasion Minister Gashi.
The Minister further thanked all the associates who have been involved with this project, the Football Federation and all UEFA inspectors.
“Today is an extremely important day for Kosovo’s football in particular, that we are finally getting to hand over one of the most beautiful stadiums in the region thanks to the large investment of about 9 million euros made by the Ministry of Sports, which we have considered since the first day as one of the largest capital projects “, said Gashi.
Meanwhile, the FFK President, Agim Ademi, thanked the Ministry of Sports and in particular Minister Gashi for the realization of this project, which he has set as a priority of his work. We as the FFK thank all the parties involved in this project including the Municipality of Prishtina who are participants in this project and are the owner of this stadium as well as the contractor because it was not easy to realize this project because for the first time it was given to a Kosovo company for them to make such a plant. Prishtina lacked such a stadium and it is really good that this project is being finalized, as all state institutions have worked with dedication. This stadium has been a condition to play international matches. Now we have our home and I am very convinced that according to plans and works that are being done since September, our A National Team we will play its matches in this stadium, “said President Ademi.
Both President Ademi and Minister Gashi expressed their conviction that the works will be completed within the deadline and on 28 July a inauguration match will be played, where athletes, artists and politicians will be invited, and then inauguration of the stadium will take place.