- Kuwait Times Extra
KUWAIT: VIVA, Kuwait’s newest and most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider, today announced the return of the 10 players who visited and practiced at Manchester United’s Cardington training ground in England as part of the five-season sponsorship agreement VIVA has with this world leading football club. All the players enjoyed a fully funded week-long training camp in Manchester, being trained by the team’s best coaches, and playing a game at Old Trafford, the club’s main stadium.
Khaled Faisal Al Khudhur was the star of the trip; his display of football skills and talents has persuaded MUSS coaches, to recall him to train at their facility in the future.
VIVA held an honoring ceremony for the 10 players at its headquarters on their return to recognize their efforts during the training course. Commenting on the occasion, Eng. Salman Bin Abdul Aziz Al Badran, VIVA’s Chief Executive Officer at VIVA said: “We are very proud of each and every player who went to MUSS and demonstrated their skills, and particularly Khaled Faisal Al Khudhur, whose unique talents were noted by the distinguished MUSS coaches.
“We were pleased to support all these young athletes in bringing them closer to their dream of becoming professional football players. VIVA is very committed to encouraging young people to develop their talents and hone their skills, and the Manchester United program is just one of the many ways in which we attempt to do this.”
The top 10 players who trained at the Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS) from 8 July to 15 July were: Abdullah Meshari Al Yehia, Khaled Faisal Al Khudhur, Ali Mohamed Ali Al Mutawa, Sayed Abdullah Abdel Reda, Abdelrahman Adel Al Attar, Ali Mansour Abdullah Abl Sadeq, Bader Waleed Bader Al Qanaei, Meteb Fahad Nahar Al Mutairi, Duaij Al Duaij, and Mahmoud Mohamed Jawad Abdullah Sadeq. Each of the players received practical sessions on football skills and football tactics, workshops on football formations, nutrition and psychology. The training program focused on different technical areas, such as dribbling, short passing, turning and finishing. The programs were also designed to develop young players’ skills in other fields, such as tactical understanding, and mental, physical and social growth.
In 2011, VIVA announced a five-year sponsorship agreement of Manchester United, starting with the 2011- 2012 Premier League season. In August 2011 VIVA started to provide football fans with the chance to win VIP tickets to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford in England. To support its sponsorship, VIVA has also developed a number of exciting promotional offers and distinguished gifts, entertaining programs, interactive competitions, and organized a number of activities to provide the subscribers with chances to watch the club stars playing matches at Old Trafford.
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