International soccer stars gather for Ramadan celebration of football and philanthropy

CAIRO 7 July 2015 – In a feast of soccer and celebration in front of a star-studded crowd of 300 specially invited guests, the leading children’s charity SATUC has launched the 2015 SATUC Cup at a glittering Ramadan Suhoor party in Cairo.

The glittering event held in the outskirts of the Egyptian capital gave a flavour of the forthcoming soccer spectacular the 2015 SATUC World Cup to be held this August, and encapsulated the passion and commitment of SATUC founder Sheikha Al-Thani’s and her hopes and dreams for the underprivileged children of the world.

Staged on the football pitch and in the grand ballroom of the M√∂venpick Hotel in Cairo’s October 6 District, the evening started with a hard-fought six-a-side soccer match between young players from Egypt and Syria, battling it out for the SATUC Ramadan Suhoor trophy. Although the Syrians played skilfully and courageously, the honours of the evening went to the home team which scored a spectacular 5-0 victory.