TRA officials cut the cake to celebrate UAE’s win.
“On behalf of everyone associated with the TRA we would like to issue a special congratulations message to the UAE national football team on a stunning Gulf Cup victory,” said Majed Al Mesmar, acting director general of the TRA.
“This victorious group of young men represented the UAE on an international stage and did so impeccably well. This is truly a proud moment for us all in the UAE. Wining the Gulf Cup this year is a monumental achievement and we fully expect the team to build on this success and go on to win many more titles in the future.
“The TRA and its Board of Directors would like to congratulate and thank The President, His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the Supreme Council members and Rulers of the Emirates and Crown Princes and the thousands of supporters who are dedicated to our national team. This continued level of support is undoubtedly an invaluable ingredient to the team’s success,” he added.
In addition to issuing an organisation wide message of congratulations, the TRA has cut two cakes in honour of the victory in both Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices.
More than 397,000 watched Gulf Cup
The UAE’s Gulf Cup win over Iraq has set new records for television viewing in the country, according to figures from tview, the UAE’s official television audience measurement system.
A tview statement said that at its peak, more than 397,000 people were watching the game in their homes on the Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Sharjah sport channels, with many more viewing in cafes and other locations. — Wam
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