Qatar Cup social media footy experts revealed


As part of build-up to the Qatar Cup, the Qatar Stars League Management (QSLM) selected four young media experts to promote the elite tournament through their social media accounts.

The selection of media experts was based mainly on their popularity and involvement with sports events and QNB Stars League clubs.

They will represent each competing team in the Qatar Cup — Al Duhail, Al Sadd, Al Rayyan, Al Gharafa — and promote the tournament through their own accounts besides two other accounts (Ahal Qatar and Doha Live).

The social media experts are Mabkhout Al Marri (Al Rayyan), Abdullah Al Ghafri (Al Sadd), Dr Mohammed Al Saadi (Al Gharafa) and Omar Al Jumaili (Al Duhail). They will cover their teams at training sessions and Press conferences too.

QSLM’s Marketing and Communications Acting Executive Director Hassan Al Kuwari convened a meeting of the experts on Sunday, which gave shape to an action plan to promote the four teams.

A photo session was held, with each social media expert wearing his club jersey.

The tournament’s format is one-off semifinals and final. The semifinals will pit the first against fourth-placed team and second against third-placed side in the QNB Stars League. In case of tie after regular time, matches will be decided in tie-breaker without extra time.

The semifinals will be played on 21st and 22nd April, and final on 27th April. All matches will kick off at the Al Sadd Stadium at 19:00.

Al Sadd will play Al Rayyan in the first semifinal, followed by the encounter between Al Duhail and Al Gharafa.