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Al-Zamel Group secure difficult win Cerezo honored at Al-Roudhan tourney

KUWAIT CITY, July 17, (Agencies): The President of the Atletico Madrid Club Enrique Cerezo attended the late Abdullah Meshari Al-Roudhan Ramadan Futsal Tournament on the 18th day where he received a standing ovation from the crowd of fans at the Martyr Fahad Al-Ahmad Hall in Dai’ya area. According to a press statement, the President of the La Liga Champions, on his first visit to Kuwait, was welcomed by Minister of Housing Affairs Yasser Abul, Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait Angel Losada Fernandez, Secretary General of the Cabinet Abdullatif Al- Rawdhan, former Kuwaiti ambassador to Spain Adel Al-Ayyar and several representatives from the tournament’s sponsor companies. During the event, Cerezo was honored with a token of commemoration. He said the late Abdullah Meshari Al- Roudhan Ramadan Futsal Tournament has gained an international reputation due to participation of high-profile players, adding that he was eager to accept the invitation and know more about Kuwait and the sports in the country. He stressed, “The approach and continuation by the organizing committee in holding the tournament ensure its further development and success”, adding that the three-decade old tournament, the exceptional organization and high attendance makes it a unique event.

Regarding achieving his country’s league title and qualification in the Champions League after last season, Cerezo said Atletico has a long history in the Spanish tournament and that everybody in the club has worked hard in the recent years to achieve the club’s success, adding that the club is keen on achieving more titles in the coming years despite the departure of a number of its key player this summer. He said the team’s coach Diego Simeon is well-respected and vital to the team. He stressed that Simeon was able to lead the team to more victories including building an outstanding team that triumphed last season, adding that some newcomers will join the team this upcoming season. Cerezo indicated that the junior team at the Spanish club includes Kuwaiti player Mohammad Al-Khamees who has been performing well with his colleagues.

In addition, Cerezo appreciated the reception he received by the fans of the late Abdullah Meshari Al-Roudhan Ramadan Futsal Tournament. Meanwhile, the tournament completed its first qualifying group stages in which Al-Zamel Group team managed to secure a difficult win over Dr Nashat team by one goal to none while the match between La Sport Direct team and the Falictions Publications team resulted in 2-2 draw. In the juniors’ category, Yarmouk team defeated Manchester team with a score of 2-0 while Hassan Abul team defeated Fares Al-Asmar team with a score of 5-0. In addition, the Yarmouk (B) team managed to defeat Belgium by three goals to none.

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