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Alisa Spahić finished her national team’s career

The beginning of today’s friendly match between the women’s “A” national teams of B&H and Montenegro was marked by a small ceremony.

The long-time national team player of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Alisa Spahić, said goodbye to football jersey with her favourite coat of arms.

“It was wonderful to be part of a national team. All athletes have the goal of being once a national team player. I had the opportunity to play for the national team for years, first junior and then senior, and I have really nice memories of that period. My life is football and I will continue to work in this sport, but now as a coach”, says Alisa Spahić.

Our former national team player wants to see new faces in women’s football:

“I thank the FF BH for organizing my farewell and for what has been done to bring women’s football closer to the male. Also, I support all girls who want to work in the future in the field of coaching, to start their education as soon as possible. The career of a player is shorter, and if they want to stay in football, this is the best way. I am an example that immediately after the end of a career, I can successfully sail into the coaching waters, because I will continue to work as a coach in the U-17 team.”

Spahić cannot extract one detail, but appreciates every moment spent in the “A” team:

“As soon as I put on a jersey with the state coat of arms, I am motivated. There were many details, beautiful and less beautiful. We are all trying to remember only those beautiful, and all the socializing, traveling, competitions under the flag of our country are definitely the nicest things in my player career.”

Today, Alisa was presented with a gift by a member of the FF BH Executive Board Muhamed Begagić, a member of the Women’s Football Committee Safija Mahmić and the BH national team head coach Samira Hurem.

Alisa Spahić was born in Sarajevo on 22nd November 1990.

Since 2003 she has been performing for the most successful BH club, SFK 2000 Sarajevo, in which she has been a captain since 2012 and with whom she regularly participated in the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

For the U-19 team of Bosnia and Herzegovina, she played from 2006 to 2009, when she also carried the captain’s armband.

Alisa Spahić debuted for the women’s “A” national team in 2009 and since then has been an indispensable member of our best female national team.

Along with the player’s career, Alisa also built a coach one, and today is a holder of the UEFA B coaching license.

At the SFK 2000 football school, she was working as a coach for three years, and since 2012 as the head coach of the SFK 2000 Sarajevo cadet team. In addition, this year she was appointed as an assistant coach in the women’s U-17 team of our country.

The Football Association of Bosnia and Herzegovina thanks Alisa for everything she has done as a BH women’s national team player and for a professional attitude to the football jersey with national coat of arms, and we want her the best in continuing her sports career.

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