Long-time national team player of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Amira Spahić, ahead of the “A” team match with Israel today, said goodbye to the jersey with the national coat of arms.
Spahić is proud of her national team career:
“It is a great honour to wear a jersey with the coat of arms of the home country, but also a responsibility. It’s the highlight of every athlete’s career. I am proud to have had the opportunity to perform for our national team for so many years. There were a lot of things that were of particular importance to me, and the most wonderful feeling in my career was when I was given the captain’s armband by the head coach”, says the popular Mikica and continues:
“Thanks to the head coach and trainer Samira Hurem for everything she has done for me, because without her I would certainly not be where I am. I would like to thank my family for their support throughout my career and the Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina for everything that works for women’s football in our country.”
Amira Spahić also has a message for young girls who are interested in sports:
“I would like to tell all the girls to play any sport. It doesn’t matter which one, the most important thing is that they feel nice with what they do and enjoy. I enjoyed football and would like as many young people as possible to be involved in sports.”
Before the start of today’s match, Amira was presented with gifts by the FF BH executive director for sports, Elmir Pilav and the BH national team head coach Samira Hurem.
Amira was born on 8th June 1983 in Travnik.
She began her playing career in ŽNK Travnik, and since 2003 she has played for SFK 2000 Sarajevo, with which she won 16 titles both in the Championship and the Cup of Bosnia and Herzegovina, and she also played in the UEFA Champions League.
She made her debut for the women’s “A” national team of Bosnia and Herzegovina in 2004 in a friendly match with Croatia, which was played in Koprivnica.
In her 15-year national team career, she was the captain of our women’s national team for a time.
Along with her playing career, Amira has been building a coaching career, and today she is an assistant coach in the technical staff of the women’s futsal team of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina thanks Amira for all that she has done as a national team player for Bosnia and Herzegovina and for the professional relationship in the jersey with the national coat of arms, and we wish her all the best in continuing her sports career.