16 May 2018 - 9:52
Khalifa International Stadium gets set for season’s biggest football spectacle
DOHA: The Organising Committee of the Amir Cup have completed their preparations for the final which will be played on May 19.
The grand final will be played between Al Rayyan and Al Duhail.
Abdullah Al Saai, Tournament Director of Amir Cup, Captain Abdullah Al Ghanim of Lekhwiya, and Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communication of Qatar Football Association (QFA), revealed the details at a press conference held at Khalifa International Stadium.
FROM RIGHT: Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, Director of Marketing and Communication of Qatar Football Association (QFA), Abdullah Al Saai, Tournament Director of Amir Cup and Abdullah Al Ghanim, Head of the Internal Security Forces at Lekhwiya, addressing the media during a press conference in Doha.
Abdullah Al Saai said the arrangements for the final have been completed with just a few details remain which will be completed in the coming hours. He said the Amir Cup always attracts huge attention from football fans in Qatar.
He said Al Duhail and Al Rayyan will be training at the match venue the day before the final, followed by a pre-match press conferences. He also said that the ticket sale was going well.
Al Ghanim, head of the Internal Security Forces at Lekhwiya, said that special arrangements have been made for the upcoming final. He pointed out that there is a comprehensive traffic plan to avoid congestion on the roads leading to the stadium.
The Amir Cup.
Al Ghanim urged the crowd to come to the stadium well before the kick-off time to avoid missing out on the action.
Al Kuwari announced that an Iftar party will be held for the fans and organisers at the Qatar Women’s Sports Hall. The stadium gates will be opened at 6.45pm. The activities will start off before the Iftar time.
Al Kuwari pointed out that the gates of the number 22-23-24-25-26 were allocated to the fans of Al Rayyan while gates 2-3-4-5-29 were allocated to the fans of Al Duhail. Gates 11-16 are for families and gate 12 for people with special needs.
He also informed that eight luxury cars and 250 other valuable prizes will be distributed to the winners through the draw to be held at half time of the final. The match kicks off at 9.45pm.