Pristina, July 29, 2014/Independent Balkan News Agency
By Elton Tota
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sport, Memli Krasniqi has received today in a meeting, the Albanian football player from FYR Macedonia, Shkodran Mustafi, who was declared world champion with the German national team during the Brazil World Cup.
Minister Krasniqi congratulated Mr. Mustafi on this big success that he achieved, which made him the first Albanian to win the world cup in football. He said that Mustafi and all other Albanian football players who played in Brazil have made the Albanian people very proud.
“We have always been with you all. Your good performance and this historical success made us truly proud. You are a real inspiration”, said minister Krasniqi. He said that Mustafi’s success and the success of all other Albanian football players who play in European and world competitions, acts as a motive for more young football players from Kosovo, to work and achieve a lot in their professional career.
Minister Krasniqi informed Mustafi on the challenges and the achievements of football in Kosovo and sport in general, stressing that important steps have been taken to integrate Kosovo in the UEFA and FIFA. He also said that he hopes for Kosovo to participate in the 2018 world cup qualifiers.
On his part, Shkodran Mustafi thanked the minister for his reception and said that he was honored that Albanians all around the world have supported him. Mustafi also talked about his career and plans for the future.
He said that the Brazil world cup and the golden medal have been an extra motivation for him, but also a great reference for his future career. /ibna/