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Egyptian orphans team wins SATUC World Cup



An team comprised of disadvantaged children and orphans managed to become champions of the 2015 SATUC World Cup after defeating Ivory Coast 5-1 in the final match of the first edition of the bi-annual tournament.

In front of the home crowd at Cairo International Stadium, an Egyptian 6-a-side futsal team comprised of disadvantaged 14 and 15-year-olds provided a stellar performance to secure the first ever SATUC World Cup trophy. In the final match of the tournament, the young Pharaoh side comfortably overcame the Ivory Coast 5-1 to put their names in the record books.

Many Egyptian icons were in the crowd to witness the heartwarming feat, including former Egyptian national team manager Shawky Gharib, former Al Ahly goalkeeper Nader El-Sayed, former Al Ahly director of marketing Adli Al-Qaiei, and Zamalek legend Abdel-Halim Ali. Some international superstars were in attendance as well, such as Algeria’s Rabah Madjer, Egypt’s Mohamed Zidan, Ivory Coast’s Abdallah Traore, and Saudi Arabia’s Ali Kamikh.

SATUC is an Egyptian charitable organization hosted in Cairo and London, whose main purpose is the assistance of under-privileged children and orphans throughout the world. By using football, SATUC is able to unite and empower children of many different areas.

SATUC has held a national championship, comprised of teams coming from different Egyptian states and provinces since 2013. Due to this success, the organization elected to create an international tournament, and thus the first SATUC World Cup tournament was born. The tournament will be held every two years and will look to branch out to different countries.

Mohaned Ghanem, is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. Avid supporter of all things Egypt, especially Al Ahly. Gooner.

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