Prince Alwaleed awards Masrahi with car for winning gold

Updated 30 September 2014

Prince Alwaleed awards Masrahi with car for winning gold

RIYADH: Alwaleed bin Talal, chairman of Kingdom Holding Company (KHC), awarded two-time Asian champion Yousef Masrahi with a car for winning the 400 meters gold medal at the Incheon Asian Games.
The one-lap specialist Masrahi maintained a steady pace to record 44.46 seconds, leaving Bahrain’s Abbas Abubaker a distant second (45.62) and India’s Arokia Rajiv third (45.92).
Recently, Prince Alwaleed awarded the Saudi team with Special Needs, 41 Cars for winning the World Cup three times in a row.
Furthermore, Prince Alwaleed expressed how vital it is to encourage youth by supporting their talents and investing in their future through various sport activities. Prince Alwaleed is well known for his continuous contributions to sports, locally and regionally.

Prince Abdullah wins legal battle to control Sheffield United

Updated 15 min 19 sec ago

Prince Abdullah wins legal battle to control Sheffield United

LONDON: A Saudi prince has won a London court battle for full control of Premier League club Sheffield United.

Prince Abdullah bin Mosaad and co-owner Kevin McCabe were locked in a legal dispute over ownership of the northern English team after their business partnership broke down.

The prince, through his firm UTB LLC, took McCabe’s company Sheffield United Ltd. to court in a bid to enforce a sale agreement reached in December 2017.

Judge Timothy Fancourt said McCabe must sell his 50 percent share of the club to the prince for £5 million ($6 million).

In a 138-page judgment, delivered in London on Monday, the judge said the club is now worth “in the region” of £100 million ($124 million).

In a statement after the ruling, Prince Abdullah said he is “fully committed to continued investment in both the first team and the academy and to bringing best practices and the highest standards of management to the club.”

UTB will have to buy the club’s property assets, which include the Bramall Lane stadium and the Sheffield United hotel, from Sheffield United Ltd.

The judge says McCabe was introduced to Prince Abdullah in 2012 by a third party. 

They reached an agreement to split control of the club, then in the third tier and in need of investment, on a 50-50 basis in return for the prince investing £10 million  over two years.

After relations soured following disagreements over funding, McCabe offered to either buy Prince Abdullah’s stake or to sell his to the prince for £5 million.

The sale was not completed however, prompting Prince Abdullah to bring legal action against McCabe to enforce the contract of sale.

In return, McCabe sued in a bid to have the contract declared void or set aside and also sought damages for breach of contract. 

The team has opened the Premier League season by collecting five points from five games to sit 15th in the 20-team standings.