The OmegaPro Legends Cup will feature the biggest legends of all time with the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho (above), Iker Casillas, John Terry, Luis Figo and Wesley Sneijder. File
Gulf Today, Staff Reporter
OmegaPro is launching the very first edition of The OmegaPro Legends Cup with cooperation with Dubai Sports Council this Thursday, on Thursday, in the luxurious Armani Hotel in Dubai Downtown.
As many as 22 of football’s biggest legends of all time with the likes of Kaka, Ronaldinho, Iker Casillas, John Terry, Luis Figo, Wesley Sneijder and more will be competing head on in this Dream Match that promises to be a Clash of Titans.
Scheduled to dazzle in the heart of Downtown Dubai, overlooked by one of the World’s most iconic skylines, right under the shimmery Burj Khalifa — The Armani Hotel is set to play venue for an event that’s dressing up like one of the tales straight out of The Folktales of Arabian Nights.
Adding just the spark of fuel to the fire will be the press conference, preceding the match where the legends of the Game return to the hot-seat to rekindle mouth-watering, age-old, unforgettable rivalries with a few verbal volleys.
A stunning cup made of pure gold with an awe-inspiring design will be unveiled.
Bringing glitz and glam to this momentous occasion will be a sashay of the biggest Internet heart-throbs in celebrities and influencers with the likes of Bollywood Superstars Suniel Shetty and Sonu Sood, Former Indian cricketers and OmegaPro Brand Ambassador Suresh Raina, Emirati Youtuber Khalid Al Ameri, Reigning Miss Universe Harnaaz Kaur, Turkish TikTok Artist Ayda, Lebanese Celebrity Entrepreneur Joelle Mardinian and many more bright sparks of the viral social media landscape.
Acting as the kick-off whistle for the match will be a countdown projection on The Burj Khalifa - yet another first in this evening of many many firsts. Intending to create nothing but a legacy of a lifetime and an event to remember, OmegaPro Legends Cup has in its making - all things one of a kind with an aura like no other.
“We absolutely cannot wait to see what levels of magnificence and excellence OmegaPro Legends Cup has in store for us”, says OmegaPro’s CEO, Andreas Szakacs as the countdown for the Cup begins this week.
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