IVAN BRAVO APPOINTMENT AS QFA TECHNICAL DIRECTOR STRENGTHENS TIES
18 May 2019, General
Doha, 17 May 2019. Aspire Academy-Director General Ivan Bravo has been appointed Technical Director of the Qatar Football Association (QFA). This is yet another major accolade and top recognition for our Aspire Academy staff in ascending into leading positions in the national football development arena which adds credence to the academy’s vision of being the reference point in sports excellence by 2020.
Bravo’s latest appointment comes in the wake of his leading of Aspire Academy which is the nursery center for youth football development in Qatar. There has been an up sage in the fortunes of junior football in Qatar which culminated in victory at the Asian Cup earlier this year. The Qatar national squad – that includes several Aspire Academy players – stunned powerhouses of Asia including four former champions, (Japan, South Korea, UAE and Saudi Arabia) to become continental champions in February this year.
As Director General of Aspire Academy, Bravo is overseeing the football development incentives for junior players. Bravo has been in Qatar for several years now. Aspire Academy’s success in delivering quality players is attributed to the plans out in place by Bravo for more than a decade. Prior to joining the Aspire Academy, Bravo was Director of Strategy at Real Madrid CF, one of the world’s most accomplished sports institutions.