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The Palestine Football Association will have their first headquarters, in addition to adding two new football stadiums and a first-ever football academy

West Asian nation Palestine have been lauded by AFC president Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa for new initiatives in improving the infrastructure of their footballing facilities.

The Palestine Football Association (PFA) will situate their first headquarters in Al Ram, with two new stadiums set to be placed in Tulkarm and Faraa, in addition to the launch of a first-ever football academy in Al Bireh in July.

“I am very pleased to see the progress of Palestine football,” Shaikh Salman said.

“The Palestine Football Association has taken great steps to develop infrastructure in the country and I am confident that these two new stadiums will add value to their development efforts.

“I would also like to congratulate the PFA for getting their new headquarters ready and I am sure that the new academy in Al Bireh will provide a platform for the youngsters to hone their skills under expert guidance.”

With the country being plagued with issues regarding hosting competitions, Shaikh Salman has backed PFA president Jibril Rajoub’s plea to end the misery of Palestine football.

“Palestine is a full member of Fifa and AFC and they have every right to host international competitions,” he said.

“The Fifa president has assured Palestine that he would personally intervene to try and end the sporting problem and I would strongly support his initiative.”