King Cup 2021: Prince of Riyadh crowns Al-Faisali
Al-Taawun and Al-Faisali met in the King’s Cup final to determine the 46th edition’s champion, who would take home the valuable cup, gold medals, and SR10m. The runner-up gets silver medals and SR5m.
Prince Faisal bin Bandar, Governor of Riyadh, attended the final match between Al-Taawun and Al-Faisali at King Fahd International Stadium in Riyadh. Al-Faisali was the championship winner, receiving the desired cup and gold medals.
Al Taawun, led by British coach Nestor El Maestro relied on Cameroonian Leander Tawamba. He scored 14 goals in the league and is the top scorer in the competition with three goals, along with stars Burundian Cedric Amisi, Paraguayan Alejandro Romero, Brazilian goalkeeper Casio Angus and his compatriot Iago Santos.
Al-Faisali, on the other hand, counts with a good working relationship with Brazilian coach Pericles Shamouska, even though it missed the influential Brazilian duo of defenders Igor Rossi and Rafael Silva and winger Jeremy Agosto.
His Highness Prince Abdulaziz appreciated King Salman and Crown Prince support and interest in the sport. He praised the beautiful football evening enjoyed by everyone and thanked His Highness, the Minister of Sports, and all those in charge of the coronation.
Al-Taawun (8 times), Al-Faisali (9 times), Al-Ahly (13 times), Al-Hilal (9 times), Al-Ittihad (9 times), Al-Nasr (6 times), Al-Shabab (3 times), Al Etifaq W Al Wehda (2 times), and Al Taawon (1 time).