du concluded its memorable Ramadan Cup Football tournament by hosting the talented stars of the UAE's 1990 ex-National Football squad at the closing ceremony of the competition. The evening's performance was a reminder of the UAE's achievement when the UAE National team qualified and played in the 1990 World Cup, as family and friends of the participating teams were treated to an entertaining friendly match between the ex-National squad and members of du's own team, as well as an enthralling final match to determine the winner of the company's inter-departmental competition.
The event, which took place on 31st August 2010, began with a friendly match between the ex-National and du teams, which included various members of the company's senior management. The two sides both played an engaging game, with the final score being 7-5 to the UAE ex-National team. The 1990 ex-National team members included Adnan Al Talyani, Muhsen Musabeh, Fahad Khamis, Khalid Ismail, Abdullah Sultan, Naser Khamis, Abd Al Rahman Mohamed and Bader Hareb.
The friendly match was followed by a final match between du's Technology and Customer Care departments. After a thrilling game, which concluded with a penalty shoot-out and final score of 2-1, Customer Care won the Ramadan Cup for the second consecutive year.
"We are privileged to have hosted the stars of the UAE's 1990 National Football Team at our second Ramadan Cup Football Tournament closing ceremony, and to have had the unique opportunity to pay tribute to their efforts and contribution to the nation's football history. We are pleased to announce the winners of this year's event and would like to congratulate our Customer Care department for their outstanding performance and thank all the players who participated. It has been a very exciting tournament, and the dazzling grand finale was truly lit up with the presence of these shining football stars," commented Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Human Resources and Shared Services Officer, du.
At the end of the ceremony, Osman Sultan, CEO of du, in the presence of Farid Faraidooni, du's Chief Commercial Officer and Ahmad Aburahima, du's Vice President of Government Relations, congratulated the UAE's football heroes on their performance and recognised their efforts in contributing to build the UAE's reputation in football and leading by example. Thereafter, the du Ramadan Cup trophy was handed over to the winning team.
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