KUWAIT: Kuwait Champions Challenge today announced Omar Abdulrahman to play in the Kuwaiti all-star team against the Football Champions Tour team on Friday, December 18 at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium in the State of Kuwait.Omar Abdulrahman will join Aboutrika in the Kuwaiti all-star team.
Ronaldinho, Scholes, Pires, Puyol, Zambrotta, Del Piero, Figo, Salgado, Shevchenko, Nesta Deco, James, Gerrard, Carragher, Pirlo and Lehmannwere announced as part of the Football Champions Tour team.
The Football Champions Tour team will be managed by Carlo Ancelotti, the only manager to have won the UEFA Champions League three times and reached four finals, regarded as one the best most successful managers of all time.
The Football Champions Tour team will play against a team of Kuwaiti all-star players who will be chosen by the people in Kuwait themselves.
Votes for players joining the Kuwaiti all-star team closed on Monday night. The Kuwaiti all-star team will be announced later. The team will be managed by renowned Kuwaiti coach, Mohammed Ibrahim.
The referee of the Kuwait Champions Challenge will be Pierluigi Collina, the Italian football referee widely considered the best referee of his generation, having been named FIFA’s “Best Referee of the Year” six consecutive times.
Meanwhile, the Jaber Stadium celebration countdown began, which is being held under the patronage of HH the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, and participation of world soccer legends on Dec 18, while the organizing committee is racing with time to remove all obstacles to ensure the success of this event.
Tickets were put out through the official site of the event and at the Public Authority for Sports, as tickets will be available everyday except on Friday. Tickets will also be available at clubs except on Friday also. The clubs are Salmiya, Arabi, Kuwait, Fahaheel, Kazima and Jahra from 5 pm until 9 pm.
Meanwhile Kuwaiti coach Mohammad Ibrahim will lead Kuwait stars, as Italy’s Ancelotti will lead the world legends. Egypt’s Mohammad Abutraika will participate in the event along with UAE’s Amouri who will be with the Kuwait team. Kuwait’s Club current manager former national team and Qadisiya club manager Mohammad Ibrahim, nick named the general said he was very happy to lead Kuwait’s team in this historical event. He thanked the organizing committee for selecting him to lead Kuwaiti stars and considered it as a “big honor.”
The football challenge will be preceded by an opening ceremony, including a concert bringing Kuwaiti and Arab singers together to perform for over 60 thousand spectators at the Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium. The ceremony will also include a fireworks show.