Posted on May 08, 2017

The Emir Cup trophy tour is continuing across the country with great success as Qatar’s most popular football tournament reaches the final stages. This year’s edition – the 45th since the tournament began – has made stops at schools around the country and the accompanying QFA delegation has been received with enthusiasm for the popular event.

This time the trophy tour has visited the clubs that have reached the semifinals – Al Sadd, Lekhwiya and El Jaish. More stops will be made at government institutions, private sector offices and organizations. The trophy tour gives football fans – young and old – the opportunity to get a glimpse of the popular trophy and know more about the history of the tournament from the visiting QFA delegation. There was a wave of excitement when the Emir Cup trophy tour visited the Al Sadd Sports Club where first team stars Hassan Al Haydos and Abdul Kareem Hassan joined in the fun for pictures and football-related interaction with fans.

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The QFA delegation was headed by Nadeem Hussain at Al Sadd Club where youngsters asked the players questions on the Emir Cup. It maybe recalled that Al Sadd has won the prestigious event 15 times and their last triumph came in 2015 when they beat El Jaish. A large number of club officials, administration staff and youth team players were present at the gathering. The trophy tour also visited the Lekhwiya club where Mohammed Musa and Hilal Al Qahtani welcomed the QFA delegation. The club’s senior members and staff members also joined in the photo session that was followed by a Q&A session related to the Emir Cup history.

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The two players urged club members to be part of the event when the final takes place on May 19. The Emir Cup trophy tour concluded with a stop at El Jaish training that took place at Khalifa Secondary School for Boys. The QFA delegation was greeted by Majdi Siddiq, Abdulrahman Akbar and Mohammed Faraj. The delegation included El Jaish players and officials also. The trophy tour will continue until the day of the final as football fans across the country interact with players and officials and engage in conversations related to the hugely popular event.