Two years after bumping into some Celtic fans in Sarajevo President Ilir Meta has made it to Glasgow to watch the bhoys in action.
While the fans were in Bosnia Herzegovina to watch Neil Lennon’s side the President of Albania had more lofty work to do but the sight of the fans and their lunchtime singing caught Meta’s attention.
Since that day the President has kept a close watch on all matters Celtic, linking up with Rudi Vata and delighting in the signing of Albian Ajeti’s with the Swiss striker from an Albanian family.
Welcome President Ilir Meta to Glasgow?..He’s so looking forward to his first visit to paradise tomorrow..Hail Hail ??? pic.twitter.com/ExFfDZLbbm
— AnnFrances Murray (@AnnFrancesMurr3) October 18, 2021
(3/3)Gjatë vizitës së Tij në TR u dakorduam se kishte ardhur koha për të kaluar nga politika standarde para statusit për?? drejt politikës standarde&status njëkohësisht që do t’i paraprinte deklarimit historik nga Presidenti Bush gjatë vizitës në TR për??.Të prehet në paqe!????? pic.twitter.com/afsM2zwVb8
— Ilir Meta (@ilirmetazyrtar) October 18, 2021
In the early nineties Rudi Vata was Celtic’s first link with Albania, these days his son Rocco is making a big impact with the Celtic B side and Ireland u-17s.
As the pictures show at the age of 16 Rocco is a big bhoy- more than capable of dealing with whatever physical treatment is thrown his way by older opponents in the Lowland League.
Young Rocco seems very much at home in the Ireland u-17 squad but until he picks up a full cap he remains eligible to play for Albania or Scotland, the countries of his parents.
What a goal by Rocco Vata tonight ??pic.twitter.com/snZCAEvHhc
— Rep of Ireland Player Tracker (@RepTracker) October 10, 2021