The Local Organizing Committee for the AFC Asian Cup UAE 2019 unveiled the first video for an upcoming three-part series on their “Home Team” interns which will follow the experiences of the talented group of students in the build-up to the tournament.
Chris McHardy, the popular radio host of “Sport Tonight”, delivered an inspirational speech to the youngsters at the iconic Zayed Sports City stadium meant to stir passion and direct their efforts at bringing the tournament to communities across the country.
The Home Team members have been engaged in a broad range of activities, from visiting embassies to posting about the tournament on social media, exhaustively working to build a two-way channel with the diverse communities that represent the competing nations.
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Speaking on the sidelines of Zayed Sports City, Home Team member Khaled Al Mansoori said:
“I’m excited about being a part of the biggest event ever hosted in the UAE. And as Chris reminded us, each person can have an impact in making this the best and most connected Asian Cup ever. This means reaching out to different communities, fans and non-fans, and sharing the real message of the tournament which is bringing people together, bringing Asia together.”