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Speech by Ashraf Sobhi, Minister of Youth and Sports
“I congratulate the Al-Ahly club, embodied in Mahmoud Al-Khatib and its board of directors, this project, which organized its plans, and therefore we also support all sports institutions on this thought, and we always say that our goal is to transform sport into a product, and we will provide all facilities to achieve this goal with all institutions.”
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Speech of Major General Ahmed Rashid, Governor of Giza
“The construction of Al-Ahly Stadium is a new achievement that has been added to the state’s urban achievements in the Giza governorate in the recent period, and God willing, we will witness together this project as it sees the light in the near future.”
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Speech of Assem Al-Jazzar, Minister of Housing and Utilities
“I want you to take a look at the Al-Ahly stadium area now and its desert look, and then look at the same area after 10 years, to compare how this project will enrich the entire region and add urbanization to it.”
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The word of Mahmoud Al-Khatib, President of Al-Ahly Club
Mahmoud Al-Khatib: “The dream of Al-Ahly owning a stadium for decades. I remember that one day, whenever I was a player, I spoke with Taher Al-Sheikh after we played one of the matches, and I told him, God willing, we will play in our stadium, and this was after we watched a match for Manchester United at home the day before and we wished To have a stadium. ”
“We succeeded in obtaining approvals to increase the height of the stadium to 30 meters after we were allowed 6 meters, and we also doubled the area of the stadium from 28 thousand meters to 48 thousand meters.”
“I am not completely concerned about the issue of financing Al-Ahly Stadium. The name of Al-Ahly is large and I am sure that everyone is rushing to finance the project as soon as it is announced, not because of people, but because of the name of Al-Ahly which is large and attracting investment.”
– The start of the press conference for the groundbreaking ceremony for Al-Ahly Stadium.
Sameh Kamel, the engineering consultant for the Al-Ahly club, during the ceremony: “The space allocated to Al-Ahly stadium reaches 48 thousand meters, excluding its annexes, such as the covered hall, the hotel, and the training grounds, with a mass capacity of not less than 50 thousand fans, and the implementation period is expected to take 5 years.”
– Muhammad Al-Shennawi, Ayman Ashraf, Walid Suleiman and Saad Samir arrive to attend the concert for the first team.
Mahmoud Al-Khatib, president of Al-Ahly club, arrives at the party.
Sports figures begin arriving at the ceremony.