Sami Al-Jaber leaves Al-Hilal, appointed advisor to Saudi General Sports Authority

Sami Al-Jaber leaves Al-Hilal, appointed advisor to Saudi General Sports Authority
Al-Jaber, who spent most of his playing career at Al-Hilal, is the new director for international relations at the GSA. (Twitter: Al-Hilal)
Updated 14 September 2018

Sami Al-Jaber leaves Al-Hilal, appointed advisor to Saudi General Sports Authority

Sami Al-Jaber leaves Al-Hilal, appointed advisor to Saudi General Sports Authority
  • Al-Jaber will be the director of international relations at the GSA
  • Prince Mohammed bin Faisal will succeed him as the president of Al-Hilal

JEDDAH: Saudi footballing legend Sami Al-Jaber has been appointed as the advisor to the Kingdom's General Sports Authority, local media reported on Thursday.
Al-Jaber will be the director of international relations at the GSA.

The 45-year-old, who has spent most of his playing career at Al-Hilal, will leave his role as president of the Riyadh-based club.

Prince Mohammed bin Faisal will succeed him at the helm of Saudi Arabia's most successful club.
The club thanked the outgoing president and welcomed the new with a pair of tweets on their official Twitter account.

Al-Jaber, who is considered one of the best players in Saudi history — he is the only player to appear in four consecutive World Cup tournaments - will be advising a body which has been responsible for a number of new sports initiatives, including a recent announcement of holding a 4-team tournament where the Green Falcons will take on Argentina and Brazil in Saudi Arabia.
In March, the authority signed an extensive 10-year contract to bring WWE shows to the Kingdom on an annual basis.