The Pro League Committee announces the 2017-18 Arabian Gulf Super Cup between the 2016-17 Arabian Gulf League champions Al Jazira and the President Cup champions Al Wahda will take place on the 15th of September in Cairo, Egypt.
The announcement comes after the PLC agreed with Egyptian company ‘Presentation Sports' to sponsor and organise the match. Cairo hosts the season curtain raiser for the second year running. Last season Al Ahli won the title with a 2-1 victory over Al Jazira at 30 June Stadium.
The PLC approved the proposal of "Presentation" to organise the match in Egypt following the impressive success achieved in the previous edition of the Arabian Gulf Super Cup which generated huge media interest with Egyptian and Emirati channels broadcasting the match and a large crowd in attendance. The matchday program included several special activities.
Acting CEO of the PLC, Mr. Waleed Al Hosani believes hosting the competition in Egypt for the second year in a row is a testament to the strong ties between the two countries, alluding to the hosting of the Egyptian Super Cup in the UAE twice. Al Hosani lauded the success of the previous edition of the Arabian Gulf Super Cup on all levels, reiterating his confidence that next edition will be even better.
"The PLC aims to achieve several objectives by holding the Arabian Gulf Super Cup outside the country", said Al Hosani, "Expanding the fan base of UAE football abroad, providing a platform for Emirati teams and players to showcase their skills abroad to reflect the progress of UAE football. These matches also contribute to attracting larger numbers of football fans in Egypt to learn more about UAE football and follow the PLC competitions".