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Sunday, January 6, 2013
Berisha didn't answer for Pan-Albanian League
In Kosovo there’s hope that the declarations of the Prime Minister, Sali
Berisha, for creating a Pan-National Football League will be followed
by tangible steps.
The Kosovo Minister of
Culture, Youth and Sports, Memli Krasniqi, declared that this idea was
discussed even earlier, but never became concrete.
“I trust that
my homologue, Aldo Bumci, will take tangible steps. We need a
proposition and then we could take the necessary steps in coordination
with the respective federations, which are responsible for the
organization of championships”, Krasniqi declared.
The Head of
the Kosovo Football Federation, Fadil Vokrri, says that politics has its
role, since federations can realize it within 24 hours if this will be
allowed by FIFA, since KFF is not a member.
One of the oldest
football clubs in Kosovo, FC Prishtina, asked to be part of the
Superior League of Albania. The Albanian Football Federation Committee
supported the idea, but in the decision they said that this must be seen
from a wider angle not only legally, but also institutionally.
day after Prime Minister Berisha’s declaration, the President of FC
Prishtina, Remzi Ejupi, reminds that he had made such a request to the
Albanian President, Bamir Topi, the Albanian Prime Minister, Sali
Berisha, and the Albanian Parliament Speaker, Jozefina Topalli, but he
had never received an answer.
However, he values the initiative as good news and hopes that it will not remain only a political declaration.
declaration was wonderful. This is a historical moment, although the
declaration was delayed. But this could also be political marketing, as
the Shengjin Port and the Albanian passports. However, it would be
wonderful if this would come true”, Ejupi declared.
him, a common league would be more attractive and would increase the
rivalry between groups and the interest of football fans.