18 March 2024 – The new Head Coach of the Kosova National Team, Franco Foda, held the first press conference within first meeting with the Dardanians, before this month’s two friendly matches against Armenia and Hungary. The German coach started today’s conference with “Mirëdita” in the Albanian language for the journalists present, as he showed his joy for the start of work with the Dardanians team. He first shared with the public the details about the process of choosing the players and meetings with them.

“This is our first gathering. During the past weeks, my assistants and I have travelled a lot. We have watched players and been informed about their performances. I personally met with the players, like Amir Rrahmani and Vedat Muriqi. We had many good conversations,” Foda said.

He then announced that 17 players would participate in the first training session, while the team will be completed today.

Foda also mentioned the clear preparation plan for the match against Armenia and stressed that players have the opportunity to show their values.

“We have a clear plan that we will stick to for the match against Armenia. We followed the matches of the players and we watched some of them on TV, how they played, and we selected the players who convinced us the most. Anyway, the door is open for everyone and every player has the opportunity to show himself for the next matches”, Foda added.

Furthermore, Foda showed confidence in the capabilities of the Dardan team and expressed optimism for good results in the future.

“I worked a lot with Kosovo players in Zurich and Kaiserslautern. ”Kosova has a very interesting team and a very quality player, so I am very sure that we will achieve good results,” Foda emphasized.