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About Bulgaria 2018

Within the framework of supporting Governments to encourage sports activities for underprivileged children, SATUC decided to organize SATUC World Cup 2018 cooperated with Bulgarian football union, with the participation of 12 civil associations for childcare from all over the world.Over 7 days SATUC, gave a 5 Star experience to the talented underprivileged children, giving them a platform to show the world what they could doThe Cup was held in the National Football Centre “BOYANA” Bulgarian Football Union Stadium in Sofia, was witness 12 teams was competing to win the SATUC World Cup from 10-08-2018 until the 17-08-2018.

The last emotional day of the tournament included Sheikha Al Thani, Sultan Al Thani and special ambassadors such as Nuno Gomes who arrived at the event and other such as Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih, Gamal Allam, Nour Khatab, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala, Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar BelloumiSheikha Al Thani and the Portuguese star gave a press conference at the Bulgarian Football Union. Nuno Gomes during which he thanked both the SATUC Foundation and the Bulgarian Football Union for its excellent organization.
“It is a great pleasure to be in Bulgaria in my role as SATUC World Cup Ambassador, when Sheikha Al-Tani invited me, I accepted without thinking, I can not help supporting such a cause, such initiatives should not remain single events I would like to congratulate the Bulgarian Football Union for the construction of this wonderful base, “Gomes said”

Nuno Gomes, the Portuguese striker took part in the stars match between the ambassadors of the tournament such as Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih , Gamal Allam, Nour Khatib, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala ,Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar Belloumi and European football legends, including the Bulgarian stars from the recent past Yordan Lechkov, Emil Kostadinov, Petar Hubchev, Georgi Donkov, Angel Stoykov and Boncho Genchev. The duel that took place between the small and the big finals ended 4: 3 for the European squad, as Princess Sheikha Al Thani took part in both teams.

After the final match took place a glamorous closing ceremony of the SATUC 2018 World Cup. Personally, BFU President Borislav Mihaylov presented the championship Nigeria’s trophy and the medalists received their distinctions from Sheikha Al Thani, Sultan Al Thani, Nuno Gomes, Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih , Gamal Allam, Nour Khatib, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala ,Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar Belloumi, Sheikha / Sheikha Al-Tani and Deputy Executive Director of BFS Pavel Kolev.
Individual awards went to Asen Traykov (Bulgaria) for the best goalkeeper, Usman Hosseini (Nigeria) for the top scorer and best footballer; Edwin Johnson (Liberia) was named “Boy to Write”, a prize bestowed on him by the chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Sports Journalists Naiden Todorov. The Team Fair Play Prize was awarded to Indonesia. The race ended with an impromptu party for all the players on the pitch.

PLAYERS – COUNTRIES NAMES AND T-SHIRTS NUMBERS

CAMBODIA TEAM

Satya Vong 4
Rothna Thong 6
Kvy Poeng 2
Meta Lak 5
Thika Korng 7
Chhany Keourng 3
Pon Huon 1
Sothea Chhang 8

ISF believes in making a difference, one child at a time. Each of their students and football players has their own hopes, dreams and ambitions. their NGO in Cambodia aims to nurture their unique talents and enable every child we work with to reach their potential.

LIBERIA TEAM

Joshua Tarr 8
Leo B. Zinnah 6
Barent D. Karr, Jr 1
Zayzay Pewee 4
Emmanuel N. Wright 2
Joseph Zoegar 5
Edwin Johnson 3
James Johnson, Jr. 7

One Goal Foundation is a not for profit organization which helps youth in Liberia get an education through the power of the world’s greatest game, soccer.

PERU TEAM

Erickson King del Mar Bustillos Mota 3
Christian Jesus Cruzado Ortiz 5
Samir Manuel Tello Solano 8
Anhelo Franshesco Alburqueque Limachi 4
Ailton Jhandet Castillo Bacigalupo 7

Los Pioneros, promote positive changes in children, adolescents and young people of Callao, who are at social risk, improving their quality of life and learning, through sports, art, education and culture. They are an Association that uses Football as a tool for social transformation promoting the integral development of children.

CAMEROON TEAM

Anya Lod Hadid Ngwese 5
Asongwe George Fotor 6
Prince Ebot Taku Rapha 4
Enow Pius Nto 1
Kosa Mukete Makistien 7
Njibili Mokako Perrie 8
Teku Precious Tifuh 2
Nongazeh Zidane Shoungbang 3

CameroonFDP, They provide leadership, life skills and health education to youth on the soccer field, to reach and empower as many young people in the areas where we work. They aspire to be an efficient organization that maximizes the donations of our sponsors and utilizes the efforts of our volunteers to ultimately fulfil our mission and create the greatest impact on the lives of our youth.

BULGARIA TEAM

ASEN TRAYKOV 1
KIRIL HRISTOV 2
IVO MILANOV 3
HRISTO HRISTOV 4
NIKOLAI TRAYKOV 5
GEORGI ILIEV 6
OGNIAN SPASOV 7
SVETOSLAV DIMITROV 8

Sports Management Bulgaria is a project that started in 2011 by Viktor Kirkov. From Sofia, it expanded to other Bulgarian cities such as Plovdiv and Varner. Today, they work with homeless people, refugees (especially from Mali and Eritrea) and disadvantaged youth.

IRAQ TEAM

Hussein Ali Shareef 1
Abdullah Basim Mohammed 2
Mustafa Mohammed Enad 3
Fouad Fouad Salih 6
Sajjad Natiq Hashim 5
Ahmed Khalid Mohammed 7
Omar Layth Mashaam 4
Mustafa Qasim 8

Cultural Eyes Humanitarian Organization
Iraqi children have already had to suffer so much in their young lives. We encourage each and every one of you to rally round and help support our Iraq children. In fact, Iraq children have paid a lofty price for the war going on in their country.

INDONESIA TEAM

Adittia Muhamad Rizki 8
Algin Mawani Syarrobi 7
Alika Ilham Radytia 6
Ari Gusmawan 5
Fadlan Maulana 4
Rizki Ramadani Al – Fauzi 3
Firgi Maulana 2
Mochamad Revaldi Sevtia Putra 1

Rumah Cemara, They use a peer intervention model in order to increase the quality of life for people with HIV/AIDS and people who use drugs in Indonesia.

NIGERIA TEAM

Richard Odoh 1
Hussaini Ibrahim 2
Mohammed Abidemi Salau 3
Umar Nura 4
Ibrahim Kanku Usman 5
Francis Ihejieto Samuel 6
Arafat Usman Hussaini 7
Mike Wassa Williams 8

John Utaka Foundation, truly represents John’s belief in helping and empowering Children and Youth of today for a better tomorrow through education and support categories. Non-Governmental Organization (NGO)

MEXICO TEAM

Axel Delgado Gress 4
Ronaldo Coreno Aguilar 2
Brandon Dirier Ferreira Mendoza 3
Juan Manuel Ortiz Aguilar 1
Alexis Gael Belmont Ornelas 5
Jean Ismael Fregoso Orozco 6
Sebastian Aniceto Rodriguez 8
Juan Carlos Santiago Lozano 7

Street Soccer Mexico A.C, They are using street football, that allow the possibility of looking at each other and living differently through stimulating, developing and strengthening attitudes of cooperation, responsibility, leadership and discipline, that the sport stimulates, with people in the street, in recovery of alcohol and/or drugs and population at risk through developing partnerships with groups, civil associations and institutions, dedicated to improving the living conditions of this population at an individual and/or collective level.

MOROCCO TEAM

Mouhcine Samy 2
Mohamed Samy 3
Saad Chigani 4
Jalal Hanbri 5
Ayman Foullous 6
Mohamed Elinani 1
Zakaria Hbila 7
Rmayti Amine 8

The Association sports et Amitié in Morocco was selected as Morocco’s representative in the competition, Moroccan disadvantaged children from The Association sports et Amitié.

SYRIA TEAM

Odai Sulaiman 3
Mohammad Ahmad 1
Eyad Hawari 6
Mohamad Al Chaar 4
Mohamad Daher 7
Mamoun Awni 2

SATUC, interest is now strongly focused on Syrian children. Therefore their participation in the World Football Cup (soccer) for Orphans, has become our main concern and will draw attention to the suffering and hardships confronting the Syrian people during the last years. In fact, Syrian children have paid a lofty price for the war going on in their country, However, the exerted joint efforts exerted by NGO’s and SATUC among them, is to provide them with a better future.

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA TEAM

JASMIN NURKOVIC 1
MUSTAFA HUSIX 2
MUHAREM MASIC 3
ERVIN HOT 4
ERDIN IBRIŠEVIĆ 10
ANEL ČAUŠEVIĆ 6
ADMIR RAMIC 7
TAJIB KARALIC 8

SATUC WORLD CUP 2018 MATCH DRAW

After the press conference, Sheikha then carried out the match draw, assisted by the Deputy Executive Director of BFS Mr Pavel KolevMagdy, Mr Abdelghany, Mr Osama Nabih, Mr Gamal Allam, Mr Aziz Bouderbala, Mr Belloumi and Mr Sultan Al Thani.

Group 1:

Bulgaria, Liberia, Iraq

Group 2:

Peru, Bosnia, Cambodia

Group 3:

Mexico, Indonesia, Cameroon

Group 4:

Syria, Nigeria, Morocco

SATUC WORLD CUP MATCH SCHEDULE AND RESULTS

12 AUGUST 2018 _ 15:00 Opening Ceremony and Group stage results

16:00 Bulgaria vs Iraq 4:0
16:00 Peru vs Cambodia 1:1
16:00 Mexico vs Cameroon 1:0
16:00 Syria vs Morocco 1:3

17:30 Liberia vs Bulgaria 0:2
17:30 Bosnia vs Peru 6:3
17:30 Indonesia vs Mexico 0:10
18:10 Nigeria vs Syria 7:1

19:00 Iraq vs Liberia 1:6
19:00 Cambodia vs Bosnia 5:0
19:00 Cameroon vs Indonesia 10:1
20:00 Morocco vs Nigeria 2:4

13 AUGUST 2018 _ ¼ FINALS

16:00h BULGARIA vs. BOSNIA 5:2
17:00h CAMBODIA vs. LIBERIA 2:3
18:00h MEXICO vs. MOROCCO 2:3
19:00h NIGERIA vs. CAMEROON 7:0

14 AUGUST 2018 _ ½ FINALS

18:00h BULGARIA vs. NIGERIA 0:1
19:00h LIBERIA vs. MOROCCO 5:1

15 AUGUST 2018 _ FINALS & Ambassadors’ Friendly match @18:00h

17:00h BULGARIA vs. MOROCCO 4:2
Match for the third place
19:00h NIGERIA vs. LIBERIA 4:0
FINAL MATCH

1st place

Nigeria
Champions/gold medal

Nigeria SATUC team walloped Liberia 4-0 in the final of the competition to win the trophy. The Nigerian U-16 side scored 26 goals in five matches and conceded only three throughout the competition. Nigeria’s red hot striker, Arafat Hussain scored a brace against Liberia to increase his overall goals to nine to become the most valuable/highest goal scorer of the tournament.

2nd Place / Silver medal
Liberia

Liberia was invited through the Ministry of Youth and Sports to participate in the tournament. The tournament is aimed at giving disadvantaged children and orphans space to excel, making them the center of attention and, through encouragement and mentoring, encouraging their successful self-realization and putting a smile on their faces.

3rd place Bronze medal-Bulgaria

SATUC Bulgarian team beat 4: 2 SATUC Morocco team, they also recorded four victories and only one defeat – in the highly contested semi-final against Nigeria 0: 1

SATUC World Cup -2nd Place Silver medal Liberia
SATUC world cup Bulgaria 2018 - 2nd edition - Sheikha Al Thani -شيخه ال ثاني - ساتوك (575)

best goalkeeper

Asen Traykov

Asen Traykov

Asen Traykov (SATUC Bulgaria player) for the best goalkeeper

Top scorer and best footballer

Usman Hosseini

Usman Hosseini

Usman Hosseini (SATUC Nigeria player) for the top scorer and best footballer

Fair Play

Indonesia

Indonesia

Team Fair Play Prize was awarded to SATUC Indonesia team. The race ended with an impromptu party for all the players on the pitch.

Edwin Johnson

Edwin Johnson

Edwin Johnson (SATUC Liberia player) was named “Boy to Write”, a prize bestowed on him by the chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Sports Journalists Naiden Todorov

Press Conference

Bulgaria 15 AUG 2018 – Sheikha / Sheikha Al-Thani, the Chairperson of SATUC has met with the Portuguese football legend Nuno Gomes to discuss future collaboration with the 2019 SATUC World Cup. In a warm and extended and conversation at SATUC World Cup Bulgaria, organised by SATUC and BFU in Sofia, Sheikha told the superstar Striker Nuno Gomes about the success of the 2015 SATUC World Cup in Egypt when he was joining 2018 SATUC World Cup in Sofia, and of her hopes of his support in facilitating Portugal team involvement in the 2019 international charity football spectacular.

“It was a huge pleasure and privilege to get the chance to speak to Nuno Gomes one of my biggest heroes in the world of soccer. He has already kindly supported us as SATUC World Cup ambassador to the 2018 SATUC World Cup Bulgaria, and during our conversation he generously expressed willingness to discuss how he might become more involved in the follow-up event.”

Princess Sheikha, who hopes to support from the Portugal striker as she plans the 2019 SATUC World Cup for Disadvantaged, Orphaned and Refugee Children, said that she was “honoured” that Nuno Gomes accepted her invitation to attend to 2018 SATUC World Cup in Sofia, which was held at National Football Centre “Boyana”/Bulgarian Football Union, which aims to help orphans, disadvantage and refugee victims, whose violent campaigns have resulted in millions of people being displaced from their homes.

The event was worth it for SATUC children around the world, which was attended by VIPs from the world of diplomacy, charity, football and music. Sheikha said: “As a great fan of Nuno Gomes and all the work he has done for SATUC, including children. It was a great honour to be Nuno Gomes our Honorary ambassadors for 2018 SATUC World Cup event. It was an unforgettable event.”

“My charity is still young, as I am myself, and hope that I can emulate the professionalism as well as the passion of the Nuno Gomes as it pursues fund-raising efforts directed at providing direct relief to children who have seen or experienced appalling violence.”

Sheikha also took the opportunity to spread the word about SATUC, and to share experiences with others who, like herself, are acutely concerned about the injustice which far too many of the world’s children have to face every day of their lives.!

“I have a lot to learn from people like Nuno Gomes who attend to the 2018 SATUC World Cup Sofia and support these children around the world, such wonderful work from Nuno.” She added.

Nuno Gomes attended the 2018 SATUC world cup event, held 10 Aug- 17 Aug in Sofia, featuring teams of orphans and disadvantaged kids from twelve different countries.

The tournament, which was won by the team of boys from Nigeria, won widespread praise in local and international media for providing priceless opportunities to children from as far afield as the, Nigeria, Peru, Palestine, Bosnia, Cambodia, Syria, Iraq, Mexico, Cameroon, Indonesia, Morocco and Liberia to travel and compete in a spirit of fun and friendship.

The seven-day event, supported by Bulgarian football union and Bulgarian government, most of whom had never left their home city, to travel abroad for the first time and to experience the pride and passion of international competition.  With an exceptionally high standard of skill and effort on display, the tournament was praised by international soccer stars for its exceptionally high standard of sportsmanship and endeavour.

The competing 5-a-side teams came from Nigeria, Peru, Palestine, Bosnia, Cambodia, Syria, Iraq, Mexico, Cameroon, Indonesia, Morocco and Liberia and a team of Bulgaria.

The third edition of SATUC World Cup tournament, scheduled for 2019 and currently in planning, is expected to be on a much larger scale, involving teams of children from 16 nations.

For more information:  Contact Mr Ahmed ATAF on +201221418504 admin@oldweb.satucfootballcup.org

NOTES for editors

Other than the SATUC World Cup, SATUC foundation has several other projects that they are orking on such as the SATUC Education city.

This project will be built in Cairo and the Aim of it is to combine sports with Education, or in other words, to give more opportunities to orphans to plan a life which they can achieve great things and open whichever door they work towards. The charity will work on it so that it will be a place where education is something loved not forced and that the children will want to work and change the world.

Children will start their educational journey at the age of 4 or 5 years; this is so that they would adapt easily into the system and feel a part of the large family in that school. Cooperating with the several ministries such as the ministry of social solidarity and the Ministry of Education we will be able to give those children the best experience during their time at the school. Although at this stage there is no vision of a university being hosted in the city, we will support the children through their application process to universe.

Ambassadors

Honorary Ambassador

NUNO GOMES

WELCOME NUNO GOMES TO THE SATUC FAMILY

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmed Hassan

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – George Weah

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohamed Aboutrika

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohammad Al Shalhoub

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Noureddine Naybet

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Omar Da Fonseca

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Pascal Feindouno

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Moussa Saib

 


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Aziz Bouderbala – SATUC Cup Ambassador 2017

Aziz Bouderbala is a famous former Moroccan football player who throughout his distinguished career made 61 appearances for his country. He featured at the 1986 World Cup in Mexico (where they lost 0-1 in the last 16 to eventual finalists West Germany)

 


 

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Hassan Shehata: SATUC Honorary President

Hassan Shehata’s immense success and popularity as both player and coach will help raise the profile of SATUC and the 2015 SATUC Cup in Egypt and across the globe. He will be instrumental in helping attract the attention which SATUC’s beneficiaries

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmed Shobair

Ahmed Shobair is a former Egyptian goalkeeper who played for El Ahly in the Egyptian Premier League and for the Egyptian national team. As a one-club player and true legend of El Ahly, he gave many years (1980-1996) of distinguished service

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmad Hayel

An experienced Jordanian striker, Ahmed Hayel has won silverware for the last 3 seasons with his current side Kuwaiti team Al-Arabi. Hayel has a reputation for being a prolific striker: in the 2011-2012 season


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – HADY KHASHABA

A highly-regarded midfielder, Khashaba was a one-club man, dedicating his entire club career to Egyptian giants Al Ahly from 1991-2006 where he is fondly remembered as a club legend.


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2017 SATUC CUP AMBASSADOR: ASHRAF MAHMOUD

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador: KHALED AL FADHLI

KHALED AL FADHLI – KUWAITI FOOTBALLER He is a Kuwaiti footballer who is a goalkeeper for the Kuwaiti Premier League club Al Kuwait.

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador: KHALED ISMAIL

KHALED ISMAIL – UAE FOOTBALLER He played as a midfielder for the UAE national football team and Al-Nasr Club in Dubai. He played in the 1990 FIFA World Cup and scored the first World Cup goal for his country against West Germany.

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Abdullah Khouqair

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Youssef Chippo

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Yasser Al Qahtani

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Wael Reyad

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Taisir Al Jassim

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Saud Kariri

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Said Chiba

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Osama Hawsawi

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Omar Al Soma

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Nader El Sayed

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mutaz Abdullah

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mustapha Hadji

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohammed Noor

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohammad Al Sahlawi

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohamed Timouni

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Mohamed Farouk

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Magdi Abdelghani

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Khalilou Fadiga

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Khaled El Ghandour

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Khaled Bebo

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Karim Shehata


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ibrahim Ghaleb

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Hussein Yasser

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Hussein Sulaimani

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Hossam El Badry

 


 

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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – El Amri Farouk

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Daniel Bravo

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Basile Boli

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Baba Seck

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ali Kamikh

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Alassane N’Dour

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmed Gaafar

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmed el Kass

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Ahmed Belal

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Aboubacar Sidiki

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Abdoulaye Traore Banner

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Abd ElHalim Ali

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Abedi Pele


2017 SATUC Cup Ambassadors : Non Footballers

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2017 SATUC CUP AMBASSADOR: Fernando Montaño

Fernando Montaño is a world famous ballet dancer and currently a soloist for the Royal Ballet in Covent Garden. He is the first Colombian to dance with the company and joined them in 2006. He has performed in many different countries including Mexico

 


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2017 SATUC CUP AMBASSADOR: SAMIRA SAEED

SAMIRA SAEED – MOROCCAN POP SINGER She has been extremely successful in her music career, even representing her country at the Eurovision Song Contest, and recently winning a BBC Award for World Music.


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Tamer Amin

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Salem Al Habsi

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Fernando Montano

 


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2017 SATUC Cup Ambassador – Dragan Bisenic

Event Agenda

Sunday 12th August 

15:05 – 15:50     Opening Ceremony & 1st Day Match


Monday 13th August 

16:30 – 17:30   Ambassadors Match & 2nd Day Match


Tuesday 14th August

16:30 – 17:00    3rd Day Match


Wednesday 15th August

21:00 – 22:00    4th Day Match & Closing Ceremony & Award Ceremony


Thursday 16th August

09:30 – 17:30     Tour


Friday 17th August

09:30 – 11:30   Departure

Opening Ceremony

SATUC World CUP Bulgaria opening ceremony The SATUC World CUP Bulgaria opening ceremony was a wonderful occasion resplendent with smiles, hope, dancers and fireworks. SATUC World Cup for orphans which was held in Bulgaria under the patronage of Sheikha Sheikha Al Thani partner, SATUC chairperson and founder of World Cup for orphans with the Bulgarian football union under the slogan “Let’s paint white flag blue”, 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 Sofia. There was a lot of joy among orphan children from 12 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 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 National Football Centre “Boyana”/Bulgarian Football Union stadium which hosted the tournament. The scorned addition of SATUC World Cup, which involved teams from Bulgaria, Nigeria, Peru, Bosnia, Cambodia, Syria, Iraq, Mexico, Cameroon, Indonesia, Morocco and Liberia, began on 10 August when the teams assembled in Sofia. The 15-16-year-old participants, many of whom had never traveled abroad before, were accommodated with style in the Marinela Hotel, where they received delicious daily meals, and high standards of all-round care. Bulgarian football union 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.

Stars Charity Match

SATUC World Cup Charity Exhibition Match which was taking place on 15th of August in Sofia, huge number of World star footballer such as (NUNO GOMES, KOSTADINOV, AZIZ BOUDERBALA, LAKHDAR BELLOUMI) was attend it, and huge number of the children around the world from different countries such as (Bulgaria, Nigeria, Peru, Palestine, Bosnia, Cambodia, Syria, Iraq, Mexico, Cameroon, Indonesia, Morocco and Liberia) was participating to SATUC WORLD CUP 2018 Sofia.

Many of our fantastic ambassadors have come to the event. This exhibition match was meant to send the participating children and all the disadvantaged children around the world that there are people who think about them and would even cross borders for them. After being hurt over the years and feeling alone, their presence would definitely make a difference in their lives. The sporting legend came and stand up for these children in a way which very few people have in their lives; it was mean the absolute world to them.
Lots of love! Lots of smiles! Lost’s of hopes for a better future! We were working hard in preparation for the tournament to give these children a wonderful opportunity. We were confident that with your invaluable support, and sporting legend attendance to the Charity Match on August 15th, 2018, we made a difference to these children’s lives through sporting legend attendance and championing of the cause. These are children that truly deserve our help and sporting legend support. Players were Participating in The Charity Exhibition Match whom the SATUC Sports Department are pleased to be in contact with and It was a remarkable and deeply enjoyable match.

The SATUC world cup was created with an aim to help disadvantaged children in need whilst deterring them from dangerous political associations or ethnic prejudices. We believe that this is instilled through our apolitical stance and the diversity of the participants in our global tournaments. We are dealing very carefully with all our children, believing whole-heartedly that they do not deserve to be victims of political unrest but that they should rather be treated with care and attention.

SATUC is a non-profit organisation which works to help orphans and disadvantaged children around the world.
It focuses on helping to empower them through community projects, equipping children with the social, academic and sporting skills they will need to excel in life. Football, as a team sport is seen by SATUC as a vital tool in achieving our goals. It has a unique ability to transcend social barriers and bring people together. It was that the 2015 SATUC Cup was envisaged, which led on to the successful Sharm El Sheikh Tournament in 2016 and 2018 SATUC World Cup Bulgaria, Sofia.

The SATUC World Cup is held once every two years. It seeks to give disadvantaged and orphaned children the chance to dream bigger and think bigger than their immediate horizons. We give them the gift of confidence and aspiration after all doesn’t every child deserve the chance to excel in life despite their upbringing? While football is a brilliant tool to bring people together through teamwork, providing hope to the hopeless is the true goal.
The children are given the opportunity to participate in a unique sporting event which will change their lives. Children cannot be held responsible for the political unrest, sadness, and suffering of the world which they are born into, which is why we see it as our mission to help them to the best of our abilities through our hard work, and the generosity of our sponsors.

Closing Ceremony

SATUC World Cup closing ceremony was a thunderous finale to the tournament. The highlights included the awards ceremony and the closing speeches, as well as more dazzling visual and audio delights. All the players received a certificate in recognition of all their hard work. There was disappointment as well as smiles, but the SATUC Cup taught that losing is also part of being a good sportsman, and the experience made them stronger. The BFU President Borislav Mihaylov presented the championship Nigeria’s trophy and the medalists received their distinctions from Sheikha Al Thani, Sultan Al Thani, Nuno Gomes, Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih , Gamal Allam, Nour Khatab, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala ,Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar Belloumi, Sheikha / Sheikha Al-Tani and Deputy Executive Director of BFS Pavel Kolev. Individual awards went to Asen Traykov (Bulgaria) for the best goalkeeper, Usman Hosseini (Nigeria) for the top scorer and best footballer; Edwin Johnson (Liberia) was named “Boy to Write”, a prize bestowed on him by the chairman of the Bulgarian Association of Sports Journalists Naiden Todorov. The Team Fair Play Prize was awarded to Indonesia. The race ended with an impromptu party for all the players on the pitch. The organizing committee of the SATUC World Cup expresses special thanks to all Bulgarian teams, governments and Bulgarian football union, as well as to the referee who led the matches during the last 4 days: Gergana Tsankova, Borislav Kolev, Ivo Tsenov, Georgi Nikolov, Christian Gouteva, Ivan Ivanov and Vasimir El Hatib. The Nigerian team won, which had a clear 4-0 lead over Liberia in the final match. In the bronze match, the Bulgaria beat 4: 2 Moroccan team. The last emotional day of the tournament included Sheikha Al Thani, Sultan Al Thani and special ambassadors such as Nuno Gomes who arrived at the event and other such as Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih , Gamal Allam, Nour Khatab, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala ,Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar Belloumi Sheikha Al Thani and the Portuguese star gave a press conference at the Bulgarian Football Union. Nuno Gomes during which he thanked both the SATUC Foundation and the Bulgarian Football Union for its excellent organization. “It is a great pleasure to be in Bulgaria in my role as SATUC World Cup Ambassador, when Sheikha Al-Tani invited me, I accepted without thinking, I cannot help supporting such a cause, such initiatives should not remain single events I would like to congratulate the Bulgarian Football Union for the construction of this wonderful base, “Gomes said. Nuno Gomes, the portuguese striker took part in the stars match between the ambassadors of the tournament such as Tiago Ribeiro, Osama Nabih , Gamal Allam, Nour Khatab, Tamer Amin, Aziz Bouderbala ,Redouane Barkaoui and Iakhdar Belloumi and European football legends, including the Bulgarian stars from the recent past Yordan Lechkov, Emil Kostadinov, Petar Hubchev, Georgi Donkov, Angel Stoykov and Boncho Genchev.
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