Published on: Thursday, November 16, 2023 – 3:20 PM | Last updated: Thursday, November 16, 2023 – 3:20 PM
The Ministry of Social Solidarity concluded the second edition of the Sons of Egypt Football League for social care homes nationwide.
More than 5,000 players from 22 governorates participated in the league in 3 different competitions, the first for under 13 years, the second for under 17 years, and the third for over 17 years. In order to ensure equal opportunities and the emergence of the largest number of sporting talents, the governorates were divided into 6 regions to conduct the first qualifiers for the tournament.
The first region included the qualifiers of the Giza and Sharqia governorates, the second the qualifiers of the Cairo and Qalyubia governorates, the third the qualifiers of the Suez, Ismailia, and Port Said governorates, the fourth the governorates of Kafr El-Sheikh, Alexandria, Marsa Matrouh, and Beheira, the fifth the qualifiers of the Fayoum, Assiut, Aswan, and Minya governorates, and the last the governorates of Dakahlia, Menoufia, and Damietta.
The league witnessed for the first time the participation of girls from social care homes in the Sons of Egypt Football League.
Amr Othman, Director of the Fund for Combating and Treating Addiction and Abuse, witnessed the final ceremony of the tournament, in the presence of a group of former Egyptian football stars, which was held on the Ministry’s stage, praising the distinguished level demonstrated by the children of care homes, and expressing his happiness with this initiative that aims to discover talent in Football, introducing them to Egyptian clubs, and the Ministry’s continuous support to realize the dreams of children in care homes to practice and become professional football.
For her part, Heba Abu Al-Amayem, Advisor to the Minister of Social Solidarity for Supervision and Inspection and General Coordinator of the Sons of Egypt League Initiative, said that the launch of this league came as a continuation of the communication and community integration initiatives implemented by the Ministry, and this time it was through sports and football specifically as it is the first popular game that receives attention. Most children in care homes.
Abu Al-Amayem added that there was a study submitted to the Minister of Social Solidarity to make this league annual, and it was approved that this would be the nucleus for establishing a sports entity within the Ministry to include distinguished and talented athletes from children of care homes, under the supervision and training of a group of football stars.
Coordination and cooperation have already taken place with City Club Company in the completion and success of the second edition, and preparations are already underway to equip 3 teams in the name of the Ministry of Social Solidarity.
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