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AFDP celebrates the 10th anniversary of Malaysia’s Faisal Cup

By JT - Aug 23,2015 - Last updated at Aug 23,2015

AMMAN — The Asian Football Development Project (AFDP) joined the Dignity for Children Foundation to celebrate the 10th Faisal Cup anniversary and football tournament finals in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Saturday, accordring to a statement from AFDP.

The Faisal Cup is named after a young boy who lost his life while trying to retrieve a football he saw floating in the Gombak River.

The tournament was initiated that very same year to ensure underprivileged children are given the opportunity to play sports in a safe environment. four hundred and thirty-seven male players in 62 teams and 266 female players in 38 teams participated in the tournament this year.

AFDP, sponsored by its official partner PepsiCo, has been a supporter of the initiative since 2012, facilitating the introduction of girls’ teams for the first time and donating equipment to be used in the tournament and festivities.

“I had the pleasure of meeting some of the young players and I witnessed first hand how Faisal Cup inspires hope and gives joy to the participating boys and girls, the positive feedback was deeply touching,” HRH Prince Ali, founder and chairman of AFDP, was quoted in the statement as saying.

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