Prince Faisal bin Turki, former president of Saudi football club Al-Nassr

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Updated 04 January 2020

Prince Faisal bin Turki, former president of Saudi football club Al-Nassr

Prince Faisal bin Turki was Al-Nassr Football Club president for nine years until 2018 and vice president of the club during 2008 and 2009.

Under his leadership, the club won the Saudi Crown Prince Cup in 2014 and the Saudi League in 2014 and 2015.

Prince Faisal also served as special adviser to former ambassador to the US Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz. 

He holds an MA in international politics from Johns Hopkins University, Maryland, and a BA in business management. 

Recently, Prince Faisal met Al-Nassr players after a training session at the club’s stadium and urged them to focus on Saturday’s Saudi Super Cup against Al-Taawoun at King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah.

Al-Nassr FC provided a private jet to fly the team to Jeddah after Friday prayers as a prelude to their final training session in the Super Cup venue. 

Team coach Rui Vitoria told a media conference that he is prepared to play Brazilian Maicon Pereira and Naif Almas on defense following injuries to Omar Hawsawi and Abdullah Madu.

Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

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Houthi missile attacks on Saudi Arabia condemned

  • GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif bin Falah Al-Hajraf says the ‘terrorist attack’ is not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability
  • Attacks shows real threat posed by Houthis and Iranian regime supporting them: Coalition

RIYADH: The US on Sunday condemned the latest attempt by Iran-backed Houthi militias in Yemen to target Saudi cities with ballistic missiles.

“As the world focuses on combating the COVID-19 pandemic and saving lives, the Houthis focused on doing the work of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force by attacking innocent civilians,” said John Abizaid, the US Ambassador to the Kingdom.

“We wish those injured in the attacks a speedy and full recovery.”

Two civilians suffered minor injuries from falling debris after Saudi air defenses intercepted and destroyed the Houthi missiles over Riyadh and the southern city of Jazan late on Saturday night.

Col. Turki Al-Malki, spokesman of the Saudi-led Arab coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government, shows to the media on Sunday parts of the Houthi missile that was shot down over Riyadh the night before. (SPA)

The missile attacks at such a time showed the real threat posed by the Houthis and the Iranian regime supporting them, Saudi-led coalition spokesman Col. Turki Al-Malki said.

GCC Secretary-General Dr. Naif  bin Falah Al-Hajraf said the “terrorist attack” was not on Saudi Arabia alone, but also on Gulf security and stability.  The GCC supported all measures the Kingdom would take to defend its land and protect its citizens, Al-Hajraf said, and he called on the international community to shoulder its responsibility in countering such acts.

The UAE also condemned the attacks, and said it stood with the Kingdom against every threat to its security and stability. The attack threatened global unity against the COVID-19 pandemic, the UAE said.