Abu Dhabi: April 21, 2017
Held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and with his presence and the presence of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the Sheikh Mohamed bin Mansour bin Zayed Football Festival for Juniors was held yesterday at Zayed Sports City, organized by Al Jazira Football Company, with participation of two teams – U11 and U21 from each of Al Jazira Academy, IPIC Academy, Manchester City Academy, Stuttgart Academy, International Scientific Academy, and Blue Will Academy.
Al Jazira two teams won the first place in each category after beating in the final Manchester City teams, who won the best teams awards in the festival. Khaled Abu Amara from Manchester City U21 won the top scorer award, and Nasser Al Junaibi from Al Jazira won the same award in the U11 category, and the two keepers from Al Jazira Hazza Meshaal and Sultan Al Harthi won the best goalkeeper awards. The best player awards went to Kolonich from Manchester City U21, and Suhail Al Beraiki of Al Jazira U11.
Smart Pro Active Center for Training and Management Consultant provided a special prize for the best player in the festival, Suhail Al Beraiki from Al Jazira, which was a 3 weeks advanced course in the English Language under a supervision of a specialized British expert.
The awards of the winners has been presented by Sheikh Mohamed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Mr. Ayed Mabkhout Al Hajeri, CEO of Al Jazira Club and head of the festival organizing committee, Mr. Abdulhameed Al Bastaki, member of the PLC executive office, and Ali Mabkhout, the player of Al Jazira first team and top scorer of the Arabian Gulf League.
Sheikh Mohamed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan congratulated the winners and wished best of luck for all the teams and players on their personal and professional future, and Ali Mabkhout expressed his gratitude for Sheikh Mohamed bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan for their presence and participation in the festival, and thanked Al Jazira Football Company and Al Jazira Academy for organizing the festival and giving him the chance to be between the promising young talents, as he described them.