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VIVA to announce players selected for United program A lifetime experience made reality

KUWAIT CITY, April 21: VIVA, Kuwait’s fastest-growing and most developed telecom operator, will announce the names of the ten players who will visit Manchester to practice at Manchester United’s Cardington training ground, and to play a game at Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United. The top 10 players, will be chosen from over 200 participants who joined in the Manchester United Soccer Academy try outs, which were held on 17 April 2014, at Corner Soccer field next to the Kuwait Towers. All the players will enjoy a fully funded week-long training camp in Manchester being trained by the best Manchester United coaches. The Manchester United Soccer School (MUSS) is a private facility very close to Manchester city center. The players will be accompanied by trainers, supervisors as well as VIVA officials who will all ensure that they are taken care of during their travels.

The top 10 players will be chosen by a joint judging committee consisting of MUSS coaches, a Kuwaiti team led by players from the Kuwaiti National Football team. Each of the players will be judged on the basis of their foot-balling capability and talent, physical fitness, discipline, their communication skills amongst each other as players and their general conduct on and off the field.  The training program focused on different technical areas, such as dribbling, short passing, turning and finishing.  The programs were also designed to develop young players in other fields, such as tactical understanding, and mental, physical and social growth.

Commenting on this occasion, Abdulrazzaq Bader Al-Essa, Director of Public Relations and Social Media at VIVA said: “We are very pleased to support these young athletes in bringing them closer to their dream of becoming professional football players. VIVA is very committed to encouraging young people to develop their talents and hone their skills, and the Manchester United program is just one of the many ways in which we are trying to do this.  We have been very pleased with the enthusiastic response to this competition and we look forward to developing similar programs in the future.”

In 2011, VIVA announced its sponsorship of Manchester United for five years, starting with the 2011- 2012 Premier League season.  In August 2011 VIVA started to provide football fans the chance to win VIP tickets to watch Manchester United play at Old Trafford in England.  To support its sponsorship, VIVA has also developed a number of exciting promotional offers and distinguished gifts, entertaining programs, interactive competitions, and organized a number of activities to provide the subscribers with chances to watch the club stars playing matches at Old Trafford.

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