Iraq football legend Younis Mahmoud to appear on Generation Amazing Live this week
Iraq football legend and Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SC) ambassador Younis Mahmoud will be the special guest during this week’s Generation Amazing Instagram Live stream on Wednesday, 20 May at 8 PM Doha time (GMT+3).
The former striker, who collected 148 international caps and played for several clubs in Qatar, will outline how he has supported the SC to deliver key messages during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. He will also discuss his illustrious football career, which included spells with top Iraqi side Al Talaba and five Qatari teams, including Al Gharafa, where he won a host of honours during a notable five-year spell.
On the international front, Mahmoud won the AFC Asian Cup with Iraq in 2007, scoring the most goals in the tournament and picking up the best player award. He became an ambassador for the SC in 2019, which led to him attending a Generation Amazing activity with local schoolchildren at one of the Qatar 2022 training sites.
Speaking ahead of Mahmoud’s appearance on @GA4Good, Generation Amazing’s Marketing & Communications Director, Moza Al Mohannadi, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Younis Mahmoud to our series. He is an important and legendary figure of Arab football. Younis is also an icon of the Asian Cup and Qatar Stars League and we are proud he is a part of our Generation Amazing school programme initiatives. We look forward to hearing about his inspiring career – which we are sure will interest our audience.”
Generation Amazing’s online sessions were launched in April in order to continue the programme’s football for development sessions during the ongoing pandemic. Broadcast daily via Instagram Live, the sessions have reached 100,000 viewers over the past six weeks.
The sessions have featured a variety of special guests, including Xavi Hernández, Cafu, Tim Cahill, Samuel Eto’o and Hernán Crespo. In addition, health and fitness tips have been shared by Generation Amazing master coaches Hamad Mohamed and Michael Richardson. There have also been live discussions about football development with representatives from partners such as AS Roma, KAS Eupen and the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent. The live sessions will take a break over the Eid period before resuming on 1 June.
Generation Amazing is the SC’s core social and human development legacy programme. It has reached half a million beneficiaries since being launched in 2010 and aims to reach 1 million people by 2022.
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