February 23, 2015
SATUC is delighted to present Hull City’s Ahmed Elmohamady as a new ambassador for the 2015 SATUC Cup. The Egyptian has been in scintillating form of late for the Premier League side and has been crucial in helping his club stave off recent relegation fears; the winger was visibly delighted at his new appointment: “It is a great honor for me to be asked to join as an ambassador for the 2015 SATUC Cup – football has given so much to me and I am humbled to be able to give back through such a special competition.
Football is a global game, but I am especially proud to represent a competition taking place in my home country which helps disadvantaged children from all around the world.”
The 27-year-old has real football pedigree having already won two African Cup of Nations in 2008 & 2010 and has been a Premier League mainstay for the last 5 years for Sunderland and his current club Hull.
Sheikha Al-Thani, the founder of the charity, has no doubt that his footballing pedigree will be a welcome boost to the tournament’s profile and is confident the Egyptian star will have just as much of an impact off the field in his new role as he has currently had on it. In doing so he joins the ranks of fellow SATUC Cup ambassadors Jorge Luis Pinto, the current Honduras coach who in 2014 masterminded Costa Rica to some of the most impressive World Cup performances in living memory, fellow Egyptian star and mercurial talent Shikabala, world-renowned Colombian ballet dancer Fernando Montaño and finally Egyptian national team legend Ahmed Hassan, who is the current national team director, holds the record for the most-capped international male footballer in history (184 caps) and the honorary president Ahmed Hasan of the 2015 SATUC Cup.