Qatar Football AssociationNews
03.04.2016 1:57 in :

DOHA: Mansoor Al Ansari, Secretary General of Qatar Football
Association (QFA), on Wednesday said he is expecting ‘exciting battles
for Emir Cup glory’ when Qatar’s biggest football tournament commences
next month.

The five-stage event will commence on April 18 when Qatargas League
title champions Muaither take on Al Shahaniya at Al Arabi Stadium. The
final will be played on May 20 at Jassim Bin Hamad Stadium.

“There is no doubt this is the biggest and most popular tournament in
Qatar. All teams always seem to do well in this event. I am sure we
will get to see exciting battles among the participating teams,” Al
Ansari said at the draw ceremony on Wednesday.

“The players know all eyes are on them. They want to do well for their
teams in front of large audiences. It all makes for exciting games,”
he added.

“This event signals the end of a football season in Qatar. The teams
know the final of the tournament is witnessed by H H the Emir, Sheikh
Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani. Emir Cup is a football celebration with fans
wanting to be part of the games,” he said.

“That’s why we have arranged for family entertainment at all the three
venues of the tournament. There will be special zones where families
can watch the games and have fun at the same time,” he said.

“Our preparations are moving towards covering every base for what
should be another successful edition of the Emir Cup,” Al Ansari said.

“We wish all the teams good luck,” he said with a smile.

“We would like to thank our sponsors. Our sponsors have been
supporting for a long time and it has been a fruitful partnership,” Al
Ansari said.