Qatar Football AssociationNews
17.01.2016 20:31 in :

DOHA: Football giants Lekhiwya and Al Sadd will clash for Sheikh
Jassim Cup glory on January 21 at the recently-renovated Hamad bin
Khalifa Stadium, Qatar Football Association (QFA) announced on Sunday.

The clash to be played at the home ground of Al Ahli will kick off at 6pm.

The Sheikh Jassim Cup is an annual cup competition in Qatar held
between the winners of the Qatar Stars League (QSL) which is Lekhiwya
and the Emir Cup champions which is Al Sadd.

Al Sadd claimed the title of last season’s Emir Cup when they played
against Lekhwiya at Lekhwiya Stadium and won 3-2.

The Champion of this year’s cup will receive the cup trophy and gold
medals while the runner up will receive silver medals.

Both teams will receive cash prizes which will be announced shortly.

The technical meeting of the match, which will be headed by Ali Al
Naimi, QFA Match Commissioner, will commence on Wednesday at QFA’s
headquarters, Al Bidda Tower.

The meeting will be attended by Al Sadd and Lekhwiya officials and
match organizers.

The meeting will discuss all organizational matters related to the match.

The pre-match press conference will take place January 20 at Al Ahli Stadium.

Head coaches of both teams and two players will speak about the team’s
preparations ahead of the one-off clash.

It is worth mentioning that the Sheikh Jassim Cup is one of the key
events in Qatari football calendar and acts as the season opener but
was postponed this year due to the busy football calendar.

The first Sheikh Jassim Cup was held in 1977 and was won by Al Sadd.

Al Sadd have won the coveted trophy on 13 occasions.

Prior to Sheikh Jassim Cup 2014, all 18 first and second division
clubs competed in the tournament under a format in which the teams
were divided into four groups with the winners from each group
qualifying for the semi-finals.