Friday, March 13, 2009

Who next??

Ever since October(when Palestinian football got wide international attention), the PFA through its website and media releases has been bringing up the possibility of friendlies with some country or another. We first heard of New Zealand wanting to play Palestine in AlRam, no word on that since. Recently the Ukrainian consul to the Palestinian authority said he would talk to the Ukranian FA about arranging a friendly. The PFA boldly reported it as if a "historic match between the two sides" was definitely going to take place.
Now its reported that we will face Chechnya(not recognized by FIFA). Whats worth noting about all these announcements is that they all came after official meetings between politicians. The Chechnya friendly was announced after Mahmoud Abbas' visit over there.
One has to ask if these are just empty political gestures. I guess we'll find out soon enough.