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Preparations complete for Total CAF Super Cup in Doha

Doha, Qatar: The Local Organising Committee of the Total CAF Super Cup 2019 final in Doha, which will be held for the first time outside the African continent on Mar 29, has completed preparations to receive the African champions, Esperance Sportive de Tunis and Raja Casablanca.

Khalid Al Kuwari, Marketing Director, Abdullah Al Hammadi, Event Services Director, Jassim Al Jassim, Head of Venue Operation, and Fahad Bu Hindi, Captain, Ministry of Interior, announced the event details at a press conference.

The LOC urged the ticket holders to arrive early at Thani bin Jassim Stadium (Al Gharafa Stadium)  to avoid congestion near the entry gates.

It was announced that the gates will be opened at 3.30 pm on Friday whereas family activities will commence two hours prior.

Tunisian artist Ahmed Sharif and Moroccan artist Hatem Amro will also perform for spectators attending the match.

Jassim Al Jassim, Head of Venue Operations, said preparations have been completed for the training sessions of the two teams at Thani bin Jassim Stadium.

He said that it is necessary to have everyone present in the stadium early in order to avoid overcrowding. More than 20,000 spectators heading at the same time could make flow of crowds difficult for the organizers, he said.

Khalid Al Kuwari, Director of Marketing, said all promotional activities of the event were announced soon after it was decided to host the Total CAF Super Cup 2019 in Qatar. He said the ticket holders have been given all details and information related to the match.

He said a certain number of tickets have been allocated for the fans of two clubs flying into Doha, the sponsors and the corporate VIP box purchasers.

Captain Fahad Bu Hindi, the representative of the Ministry of the Interior (MOI) said during the conference the MOI had completed its preparations ahead of the match to ensure the hugely popular event goes through without any incident.

He said the MOI patrols will secure all routes to assist the fans with easy entry and exit at Thani bin Jassim Stadium.

Abdullah Al Hammadi, Event Services Director, said a series of fan services will be available to the fans attending the match in Doha. He said every effort is being done to ensure a memorable experience to everyone attending the match.

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