Qatar Football AssociationAmir Cup
22.04.2019 10:09 in :

DOHA: The National Service Center Meqdam received the Amir Cup trophy.

The visit comes as part of QFA’s plans to take the Amir Cup trophy to various organizations – government or private – across the country.

Meqdam is training young Qataris interested in joining the military services.

Khaled Al-Kuwari, QFA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, said: “The National Service Academy is a patriotic unit that we treasure as Qataris.”

Brigadier General Yousef Al-Abd Al-Jabbar said: “We are pleased to have QFA’s delegation with the Amir Cup trophy at the National Service Academy.”

The QFA delegation was headed by Al Kuwari and Abdulrahman Al-Abd Al-Jabbar.

The delegation was welcomed by Nasser Al-Abdul Jabbar, Director of Public Relations at the Academy.

The Trophy Tour visit comes to the headquarters of the National Service Academy in the belief that the QFA plays a significant role in preparing Qatari youth to be ready to defend the homeland and preserve its territory.

The QFA received a warm reception from those present at the Academy.

The officials of the Academy and QFA reiterated the importance of national building through military and sports. The Academy underlined the historic outreach of such visits saying the football tournament remained precious in the hearts and minds of Qatari people.

There were pictures taken as well as mementoes exchanged between the two parties.

Al Kuwari said: “It has been a great visit for us. We value the services provided by the Academy. We also feel proud to conduct the Trophy Tour.”

“This visit is a great opportunity to thank the employees of the National Service Center for their efforts. We also thank the academy’s staff for their efforts to graduate young people who love Qatar.”

He added: “As the Amir Cup games continue, we are pleased to invite all citizens and residents to come to the stadiums of Al Arabi, Al Gharafa, Al Duhail and Al Sadd to support their favorite teams.”

He added: “The trophy tour is an integral part of the Amir Cup journey every football season. the participation of schools and government institutions is important to us and underlines how imbedded this tournament is within sports tradition of everyone living in Qatar ”

Brigadier Al-Jabbar said:  “We are pleased to have the Amir Cup trophy at the National Service Academy. We are happy to have the QFA delegation with us. We love sports particularly football.”

He added: “The young graduates at the Academy are honoured to be part of the Trophy Tour. They play football when they can in their free time. Playing football is a health activity.”

He said when the young graduates come in for training, they spend at least 35 days to switch from civilian life to military discipline. This is followed by six months of military training.

The Trophy Tour will continue until the day of the Amir Cup final on May 16.