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Dubai Sports Council discusses cooperation with French Ligue 1 club Saint-Etienne


Saeed Hareb presents Bernard Caiazzo with a copy of Sheikh Mohammed’s ‘My Story.'

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council (DSC), received Bernard Caiazzo, the president of one of France’s oldest clubs AS Saint-Etienne, at the council’s headquarters.

Hareb, who welcomed Caiazzo, in the presence of Nasser Aman Al Rahma, Assistant Secretary General of DSC, presented him with a copy of “My Story”, the anecdotal memoir of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

The representatives of DSC and Caiazzo discussed mutual cooperation and investment opportunities.

Caiazzo, who is also the president of the Premiere Ligue union which brings together the vast majority of Ligue 1 clubs and is focused on modernising French football and improving its competitiveness, expressed his happiness at visiting Dubai and meeting with the officials of DSC and was delighted with the discussion regarding the opportunities of bilateral cooperation and investment.

The president of the French League club, who are making their 17th consecutive season in the top flight of French football, was described during a tour of the Council’s headquarters that how DSC promotes and encourages sports in the country at many different levels, including the grassroots and community level, and in developing Dubai’s sports sector as well as bringing top international sports events to Dubai, and in organising and supporting different local and international sports events.

Founded in 1933, Saint-Etienne are one of the most prestigious clubs in France having won 10 Ligue 1 titles, six Coupe de France titles, a Coupe de la Ligue title and five Trophee des Champions.

Several greats of French football like Michel Platini and national team players have played for the club, who are known as the Les Verts (The Green).

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