Shaikh Salman congratulates MFF on Golden Ball celebration
Kuala Lumpur: Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President congratulated the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) on their first-ever online Golden Ball celebration of the Mongolian football season.
In the opening address for the event which has been held since 2015, Shaik Salman praised the MFF President and AFC Vice President Ganbaatar Amgalanbaatar for the progress that Mongolian football has made under his leadership.
PE teachers and students benefit from MFF’s grassroots programme
Ulaanbaatar: The Mongolian Football Federation (MFF), in collaboration with 21 regional football associations, successfully organised six grassroots coach educators’ courses and grassroots festivals across the country.
A total of 120 Physical Education (PE) teachers from Arkhangai, Khuvsgol, Gobi- Altai, Darkhan, Sukhbaatar and Dornod attended the two-day grassroots workshops, which comprised training sessions and were also graced by national team players.
MFF Golden Ball Awards 2020 to be virtual ceremony night
Ulaanbaatar: The Mongolian Football Federation (MFF) is to continue to celebrate the outstanding football achievements this year with their annual Golden Ball, but the 2020 version is to be held online as well as on national television.
Held on December 12 every year since the first edition was hosted in Ulaanbaatar in 2015, the Golden Ball recognises the stars in 10 categories – Female Player of the Year; Male Player of the Year; Futsal Player of the Year; Referee of the Year; Women’s Coach of the Year, Male Coach of the Year; Futsal Coach of the Year, Goal of the Year; Best Team of the Year and the President’s Award.
Supported by the Asian Football Confederation and FIFA as well as former football stars such as Louis Saha and Peter Schmeichel, the Golden Ball has always been the highlight of the Mongolian football year and despite the challenges of COVID-19 in 2020, MFF was determined not to be deterred.
Hence, the Golden Ball Awards 2020 is going to be hosted in a virtual and interactive way as well as being screened by local Mongolian Sport TV, SPS TV, which will host the event from station. All nominees will attend online.
Kuala Lumpur: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) has today announced that Unitel will be the first ever broadcaster in Mongolia to show the AFC competitions in the period from 2021 to 2024.
The deal includes all major AFC national team and club competitions, including but not limited to the AFC Asian Qualifiers – Road to Qatar, the AFC Champions League and AFC Cup from the 2021 season, the AFC Asian Cup China 2023 and the AFC U23 Asian Cup Finals 2022 and 2024.
New pitch and changing room delivered to School 79
Ulaanbaatar: The AFC Dream Asia Foundation, in collaboration with the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF), delivered a new mini pitch, goalposts and changing room to students in School 79.
The proposal to build a football pitch was initiated in 2018 and supported by Asian Football Confederation (AFC) President and AFC Dream Asia Foundation patron Shaikh Salman bin Ebrahim Al Khalifa, after tragedy struck when an 11-year-old male student tragically died after a goalpost fell on him.
The AFC President congratulated all concerned in the opening ceremony on August 31, 2020, saying: “The new pitch at School 79 shows that the Asian Football Confederation lives up to its promise to make a significant difference to communities across the Continent.
Tsedenbal: Football will reach the traditional Mongolian sports
Ulaanbaatar: Had it not been for his football passion, Norjmoo Tsedenbal would probably have made a name for himself in another sport. As a young boy, indeed, Tsedenbal excelled in wrestling, archery and horse racing – all of which are Mongolia's traditional sports.
"Every Mongolian loves these sports," the 31-year-old Mongolia captain told FIFA.com. "The Mongolian kids grow up by wrestling with each other and I was one of them."
Mongolian commentators benefit from Mentorship Programme
Ulaanbaatar: The first Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Communications Mentorship Programme in 2020 was successfully held online for commentators in Mongolia with the aim of enhancing the football broadcast in the country.
In collaboration with the Mongolian Football Federation (MFF), the workshop was conducted by Desmond Corkhill, who is the Head of Broadcast of the Malaysian Football League and a former commentator for ESPN Star, Bein Sports and Eurosport, over two days for two different groups of 12 participants.