QATAR 2022

Aspire Academy graduate Almoez Ali named UNESCO ambassador

UNESCO, has appointed an Aspire Academy graduate Almoez Ali, as the agency's ambassador. The latest accolade for the 24-year-old Al Duhail SC captain.

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Aspire Academy graduate Almoez Ali named UNESCO ambassador

The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, more commonly known as UNESCO, has appointed an Aspire Academy graduate, Almoez Ali, as the agency's ambassador. Princess Rani Vanouska ModelyFootball World Heritage president at UNESCO, disclosed the news during his visit to the city of Doha, during an interview broadcast by sports channel Al Kass.

Almoez’s selection came as a wonderful surprise to the player, and is great reward for the important role he has played for both the Qatar national team as well as at club level with Al Duhail SC during the past few years.

A year to remember for Almoez Ali

Al Duhail’s French coach Sabri Lamouchi has shown great faith in the young forward – so much so that he handed the 24-year-old the captain’s armband to give him more responsibility this season. One of the reasons why Almoez was chosen to captain the team was for his character and leadership skills. He was elected over other candidates at Al Duhail such as, Moroccan Mahdi Ben Attia, Brazilian Doudou and Belgian Edmilison Junior.

Almoez has yet to comment on his new role. He preferred to wait until after today’s press conference in which UNESCO officials explained the reasons behind their decision.

At the start of 2019, Almoez played a prominent role in Qatar’s triumph at the Asian Cup, which took place in the United Arab Emirates. He finished as the tournament’s top scorer with nine goals and received the Best Player award – a vital contribution, from a fascinating footballer which helped Qatar to win the trophy for the first time.