Northern Mariana Islands Football Association (NMIFA) President Jerry Tan, along with local dignitaries Gov. Ralph DLG Torres and Delegate Gregorio “Kilili” Sablan welcomed the East Asian Football Federation (EAFF) to Saipan to honor and celebrate their 20th anniversary last November 11.
EAFF Executive Committee members, staff, and guests were at the Crowne Plaza Resort Saipan to witness the momentous occasion. NMIFA officials, members, and other NMI soccer stakeholders also graced the event.
In his speech, EAFF President Du Zhaocai recognized the NMIFA not only for its various achievements but also for the people behind the federation’s success.
Jerry Tan also expressed his gratitude and appreciation to the EAFF for sharing this milestone to the Northern Mariana Islands and its soccer community. For him, the unconditional support of the EAFF is the reason why NMIFA continues to grow.
“It means a lot to us for the EAFF family to come down and visit not just to celebrate this anniversary but also to take a look at what we have done for NMI soccer,” Tan said.