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.


Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

Updated 05 June 2020

Saudi Arabia repatriation flights from US cities, Beirut bring home nationals

  • Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh

DUBAI: Four more repatriation flights arrived in Saudi Arabia as part of the Kingdom’s efforts to bring back stranded citizens from coronavirus hotspots, state news agency SPA reported.
Flights from Washington and Houston arrived at King Khalid International Airport in Riyadh while another two landed in King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jeddah, bringing Saudi nationals from New York and Beirut.
All precautionary measures to contain the coronavirus spread were taken to ensure the safety of passengers, who would also be in isolation for 14 days.