ST. GEORGE, April 19, 2017 – After more than 80 years, the Grenada Football Association (GFA) has a permanent home for the running of its affairs.
The GFA Administrative Building was officially opened with a brief ceremony last weekend.
Attending the event was FIFA President Gianni Infantino who was making his first trip to Grenada after winning the presidency.
In addressing the gathering, Infantino commended the local FA for their initiative in having fulfilled their dream of having a permanent home and look forward to continued development of football in Grenada.
He hopes that with the increase funding to FIFA Member Associations, investments like these will go a long way in continuing the progress made thus far in the sport and harness talents.
President of the GFA Cheney Joseph is hopeful that the new home of the FA will lend to the dreams of many to one day see their sons, daughters and grand children play football outside the shores of Grenada.
As part of his visit, the FIFA President met with the Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade before playing his first game of football on Grenadian soil.
Meanwhile The GFA is putting plans in place for the hosting of four International Friendlies during the duration of the year.
The Spice Boyz will look to kick start their move up the FIFA Rankings when they first play Trinidad and Tobago’s Soca Warriors on April 29 as part of a double-header which includes the Under 19 Final.
They will next be in action against Bermuda between June 5-13 and Panama come August with Guyana expecting to visit in October.
The FA is expected to kick off 2017 with an International Friendly against Nicaragua between February and March of 2018.