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Sheikha Al Thani makes her mark with Nuno Gomes

The press conference started with an inaugural speech by Deputy Executive Director of BFS Pavel Kolev, a brief word about the tournament and the ambassador’s attendees who came to Sofia to support the orphans and develop their artistic and athletic talents and skills, he ascertained that all attendees supported that event organized for the sake of orphans. The attendees expressed their good wishes for the children.

At first, a speech was delivered by Sheikha Al-Thani, she expressed her gladness because all the ambassadors were present with the children to support them.

Princess Sheikha Al-Thani with members of the Bulgarian football union.
“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. 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 ambassador for the 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. She hopes to support from the Portugal striker as she plans the 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”.


In a warm and extended conversation at the Conference, Sheikha told the superstar Striker Nuno Gomes about the success of the 2015 SATUC World Cup in Egypt, and of her hopes for his support in facilitating Portugal team involvement in the 3rd edition of the SATUC World Cup international charity football spectacular.

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 that 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 the 2018 SATUC World Cup Sofia and support these children around the world, such wonderful work from Nuno.

The tournament, which was won by a team of boys from Nigeria, won widespread praise in local and international media for providing priceless opportunities to children from as far afield as 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 was from 11 Aug till 17 Aug, supported by the 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 SATUC Cup is a new biennial international football competition for disadvantaged young people. Teams of 14 and 15-year-old boys from different nations will compete in an inspirational new five-side football tournament in Cairo at the end of August. There were representatives from Bulgaria, Nigeria, Peru, Bosnia, Cambodia, Mexico, Cameroon, Indonesia, Morocco and Liberia and a team of refugees from Syria who have, tragically, been orphaned during the civil war. 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. The third edition of the SATUC World Cup tournament is expected to be on a much larger scale, involving teams of children from 12 nations. Other than the SATUC World Cup, SATUC Foundation has several other projects that they are working 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 in 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

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