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The Chairman of the Board of Directors Participates in the Draft Lottery for "Al Quds and Al Karameh" Championship

Sunday, February 13, 2022

Dr. Yousef Asfour- the Founding Chairman of the Board of Directors of Arab American University participated in the draft lottery for “Al Quds and Al Karameh” Championship in Ramallah. This championship that will be in March will be under the auspices of His Excellency President Mahmoud Abbas "Abu Mazen" and His Majesty King Abdullah II “Abu Hussien” of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan

The Palestinian Football Association did the draft lottery with the presence of Mr. Jibril Rjoub- the Head of the Association, Dr. Layla Ghannam- the Governor of Ramallah and Al-Bireh, Mr. Faleeh Khuslat- the Deputy Secretary of the Jordanian Football Association, members of the executive office of Football, representatives from the Jordanian Football Association, representatives from the participated Palestinian and Jordanian Clubs and representatives from the sponsoring companies.

Following the directions of Dr. Asfour, Arab American University will provide all the needed possibilities for this event to be successful and he ensured that AAUP will always support local, regional and international sports of all forms especially in what the university provides of the sport facilities of international specifications. Dr. Asfour also said that the university will always be open to receive international, regional and local sports forums and will always be the sponsor for such special championships.

The championship is organized by the Palestinian and Jordanian Football Associations on the 19 of March with the participation of Al-Wehdat SC, Al-Ramtha SC and Al-Faisaly FC from Jordan and Rafah Club, Hebron Club and Jabel Mukaber Club from Palestine.

The championship will be hosted in the Arab American University International Stadium, in addition to Faisal Al Hussaini Stadium and Dora Stadium. The games will be moderated by Palestinian and Jordanian arbitration teams.

The participated teams were divided into two groups, each group has three clubs and the winner in each group will be nominated for the final game.

The draft lottery came with the results of Rafah Club and Al-Wehdat SC in the first group, in addition to Hebron Club who are the Palestinian League Champion, and the second group has Jabel Mukaber Club and Al-Faisaly SC, in addition to Al-Ramtha SC who are the Jordanian League Champion.

Mr. Jibril Rjoub- the Head of the Palestinian Football Association said that: “Al Quds and Al Karameh Championship is an extraordinary one with so many significant meanings of unity and brotherhood between Palestine and Jordan. It represents the joint hope and pain between both countries”, and he wished that this championship will be of a high level of competing.

Dr. Layla Ghannam- the Governor of Ramallah and Al- Bireh explained that “the Palestinian sport has succeeded to raise the Palestinian flag on the World map” and she welcomed the Jordanian Football Association and the Jordanian teams and wished the best for all the participated clubs.

Al Khuslat transferred the greetings of the Jordanian Association, especially Prince Ali Bin Hussien to the Palestinian people and the Palestinian sport’s family and wished that this championship will strengthen the love and brotherhood relations between both countries.

The Chairman of the Board of Directors Participates in the Draft Lottery for "Al Quds and Al Karameh" Championship
The Chairman of the Board of Directors Participates in the Draft Lottery for "Al Quds and Al Karameh" Championship
The Chairman of the Board of Directors Participates in the Draft Lottery for "Al Quds and Al Karameh" Championship