Qatar Cup 2020 Trophy Tour launched at Headquarters of Qatar Football Family
The Trophy Tour of 2020 Qatar Cup, the flagship tournament of Qatar Stars League (QSL) of which the sixth edition will be held from 10th to 17th January with the participation of top-four clubs in the 2018-19 season QNB Stars League (Al Sadd, Al Duhail, Al Sailiya and Al Rayyan in that order), was launched on Tuesday, 7th January.
The tour was launched at the Al Bidda Tower, Headquarters of the Qatar Football Family (Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy, Qatar Football Association and QSL), in the presence of QFA Vice-President Mr. Saud Abdulaziz Al Mohannadi and Board Member Mr. Ahmed Abdulaziz Al Boenain in addition to the competing teams’ star players Paulo Edmilson (Al Duhail), Nadir Belhadj (Al Sailiya), Akram Afif (Al Sadd) and Yacine Brahimi (Al Rayyan) as well as representatives of the media and Host Broadcaster.
The Trophy Tour was launched in an atmosphere of enthusiasm and passion for the cup of Pride and Glory. Commemorative photographs were taken with the trophy, players and officials.
Star players gave their takes on the tournament:
Brahimi - This is my first participation in the Qatar Cup. We’re ready to compete with great strength to win the semifinal and thus reach the final.
Belhadj - The Qatar Cup has always been exciting mainly because it’s a knockout competition. We will be ready for our match against Al Duhail. We hope to reach the final.
Edmilson - If we play to our full potential, we’ll win the semifinal against Al Sailiya and qualify for the final. At the same time, the match will be strong as it’s a different ballgame.
It may be noted that the Trophy Tour will continue in the coming days with scheduled visits, which include many public places and institutions, as well as a number of universities and schools, in order to introduce the tournament and encourage fans to be at the venue and support the teams.