Timor Leste like to host Copa de ASEAN 2017

There’s some development in Timor Leste football, Federacao de Futebol de Timor Leste would like to host international football competition of ASEAN regions. General Secretary of FFTL, Amandio Sarmento would like his country to host ASEAN Football compettion, it’s called AFF Suzuki Cup but he want change the name into Copa de ASEAN. ” We have a vision that Timor Leste will be the ASEAN Football main power house, to get there; we are willing to be more cooperative and functional football federation”.  FFTL vison is to send their senior and youth players to European or South America soccer camp and these players will also join the local football club in Europe or South America. Sarmento said We will started the project next year, first is to called all Timorese Oversea Players and hire International Coach. Second is to have international friendly matches. Third is to built stadium, camps and training grounds. Timor Leste would likely to host Copa de ASEAN in 2017. ” I know Timor Leste made a poor result in 2010 AFF Suzuki Cup but we are still progressing to be better every each year”. I hope Timor Leste can qualify in 2012 AFF Suzuki Cup said Amandio.

Andy Willams (ASEAN Football News)

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