1999 News Story
 

07/25/1999
Soccer Tournament to be named after Prince Faisal

The main tournament for the Saudi Arabian Soccer Federation's cup, a prestigious

competition for premier soccer teams, is to be named after the late Prince Faisal Bin Fahd

Bin Abdul Aziz, who died in Riyadh of a heart attack on Saturday at the age of 54. Prince

Faisal spent nearly three decades in the service of Saudi sports and youth. In a statement

to the Saudi Press Agency today, Deputy President of Youth Welfare Prince Sultan Bin Fahd

Bin Abdul Aziz declared that naming the tournament after his brother would be in

recognition of his deeds, saying that Prince Faisal had established a firm sports base in

the Kingdom, including 153 sports clubs.


Meanwhile, the brothers of the late Prince Faisal, Governor of the Eastern Province Prince

Muhammad Bin Fahd Bin Abdul Aziz, Deputy Chief of Public Intelligence Prince Saud Bin Fahd

Bin Abdul Aziz, and Deputy President of Youth Welfare Prince Sultan Bin Fahd Bin Abdul

Aziz, and his sons, Prince Nawaf and Prince Khalid, expressed their sincerest thanks to all

those who sent condolences, from the Kings and world leaders to the ordinary citizens. They

added that all who knew Prince Faisal, knew his dedication to the service of his King, his

religion, his nation and the people of Saudi Arabia.

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