President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom and First Lady Fathimath Ibrahim have welcomed the Maldives’ National Football Team on arrival at the Velana International Airport. The Maldivian team won the SAFF Suzuki Cup 2018, held in Bangladesh from 4th to 15th September.

The Maldives’ National Football Team arrived on the first A380 flight that landed at the Velana International Airport, following the inauguration of the new Code F runway.

During the ceremony, the Captain of the Maldives’ National Football Team Akram Abdul Ghanee presented the champion’s trophy to President Yameen.

The President was accompanied by the First Lady, Cabinet Ministers, Parliament members, and senior officials of the government.

Source: The President’s Office