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Mohamed bin Zayed receives Al Jazira Club Team

ABU DHABI, 21st June, 2016 (WAM)
His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces has received Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club football team and winner of the UAE President's Cup 2015-2016.
H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's Representative in the Western Region and honorary chairman of Al Jazira Sports & Cultural Club and H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Presidential Affairs and Chairman of Al Jazira Club.
Sheikh Mohamed exchanged Ramadan greetings with the players and the administrative and technical staff of the team, wishing further progress, security and safety to the UAE and prosperity to the Emiratis.
The Abu Dhabi Crown Prince congratulated the players and the administrative and technical staff on winning this important championship, especially is it is named after President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan. He also praised the tireless efforts of the technical and administrative staff of the club.
Sheikh Mohamed said that the development of local competitions is the cornerstone on which national teams builds its achievements, adding "The more we give interest to these competitions, the more we will accomplish victories in the regional and international events and competitions."
He also commended the role played by all the participant football teams in the UAE President Cup to promote the Emirati football to the best in order to present an honourable image of the UAE sports.
He reaffirmed that every one has a pivotal role to develop sports in the UAE, whether clubs, federations, the public or national institutions and private entities sponsoring sports competitions.
The players hailed the support provided by the wise leadership to sports in the country and the tireless follow up of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed which had a significant role in promoting and encouraging various sports to position the UAE among the developed countries in this sector.