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 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.
٢٠٠٢ امام ألمانيا pic.twitter.com/rR1JBqFF8o— سامي الجابر (@SamiAlJaber) June 18, 2018
In March, the authority signed an extensive 10-year contract to bring WWE shows to the Kingdom on an annual basis.