Press release


December 30, 2011

President James Michel has met with the President of FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the world football governing body, Sep Blatter at State House this morning. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Community Development Youth and Sport, Vincent Meriton, as well as President of the Seychelles Football Federation (SFF), Suketu Patel, and the SFF Vice-President, Roch Henriette.

President Michel, who is also Patron of the Seychelles Football Federation, welcomed Mr. Blatter, who is currently holidaying in Seychelles, and exchanged views on the development of football in Seychelles.

Sepp Blatter spoke about the universal appeal of football as well as the values of respect, discipline, fighting spirit, and fair play that it inspires in people of all ages. Mr Blatter also praised the beauty of the Seychelles islands and the tranquillity that he enjoys here.