SATUC World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony In Egypt,

SATUC World Cup 2015 Opening Ceremony


The SATUC CUP opening ceremony was a wonderful occasion resplendent with lights, music, dancers and fireworks. Preceding the official opening match between Egypt and Syria (Group 1), which Egypt won 6-0. The excitement was tangible The children mingled well, and everyone was happy to be representing their country. SATUC World Cup for orphans which was held in Cairo under the patronage of Sheikha Sheikha Al Thani, president of SATUC foundation and founder of World Cup for orphans under the slogan “Children of the world are our children”, illustrating that there is no difference between children in regard of gender, religion, or color and she treats them equally in order to enable them to engage in the society in which they live. SATUC Cup had a positive effect on the all participating children which was clear through the great happiness on the faces of children either during the matches or accommodation in one of the greatest hotels in Cairo near Cairo airport. There was a lot of joy among orphan children from 8 countries and Sheikha Al Thani who was keen to be with children because they are the base of her charity project and one of the main goals in society. The Syrian children who participated in the tournament were ecstatic especially because they were the focus of the participants and they were so happy either in the hotel or Cairo stadium hall which hosted the tournament.

SATUC Cup brought together many Football stars from around the Arab countries the super star Hassan Shehata Honorary President of SATUC Foundation, Ahmed Hassan the most capped international male footballer in history, Shawky Gharib, Mohamed Zidan, Ahmed Shobair, Ahmed El-Kass, Emad Moteab who did not attend for he was with Al Ahly in Spain, Abdel Halim Ali, Eng. Adly Elqee‘, and Arab international stars; Algerian star Rabah Madjer, Ivorian star Abdoulaye Traoré, Mauritanian star Baba Sak, Saudi stars Saeed Al-Owairan and Ali Kmeikh Al-Nasr star, Musad AlZouihry president of AlAhly Saudi FC, Jordanian star Ahmad Hayel, and Moroccan star Aziz Bouderbala apologized for non-participation due to a match of Moroccan national team in the African Cup as he is a sporting director in the Royal Moroccan Football Federation. As well as a top flight of international soccer referees and coaches, The SATUC Cup was also supported by a stellar line up of event Ambassadors, including President Hassan Shehata and Ahmed Hassan. The SATUC ideal has attracted a galaxy of event Ambassadors, all of them legends of the “beautiful game”: Ahmed Shobair, Shawky Gharib, Jorge Luis Pinto, Nader El Sayid, Ali Al-Habsi, Ahmad Hayel, Carlo Cudici, Rabah Madjer, Ahmed Elmohamadi, Aziz Bouderbala, Hady Khashaba, Hazem Emam, Emad Moteab, Emad Al Nahhas, Ahmed Elmohamadi, Shikabala, Magdy Abdel Ati, Aboulaye Traore, Osama Hosny, Haitham Mustafa, Hani Al-Dhabit, Khaled Al Fadhli, Fuad Anwar, Bashar Abdullah, Firas Al Khatib, Akram Nashat and Sami Al-Jaber, many of whom were present and all of whom supported the event. Other celebrities present included the Colombian Royal Ballet superstar Fernando Montano, who acts as a SATUC Ambassador and fund-raiser. The debut event, which involved teams from Egypt, Syria, Morocco, Algeria, the Philippines, the UK, Cote D’Ivoire and Mauritania, began on 27 September when the teams assembled in Cairo. The 14-15 year-old participants, many of whom had never travelled abroad before, were accommodated with style in the Fairmont Heliopolis Towers Hotel, where they received delicious daily meals, and high standards of all-round care. SATUC also provided packed meals to the players and staff, providing the teams with the energy levels that allowed them to give their best on the field.