The city of Jeddah is bracing itself for a momentous event as it prepares to welcome international football star Karim Benzema. Over 60,000 avid supporters of Al-Ittihad Club are expected to gather at the illustrious Al-Jawhara Stadium of King Abdullah Sports City, eager to catch a glimpse of their newest acquisition.
Al-Ittihad, the club that recently clinched the coveted Saudi Pro League title after a 14-year hiatus, is leaving no stone unturned in organizing a special ceremony to honor Benzema's arrival. The highly anticipated event will be the second occasion in just a week when jubilant fans will assemble to celebrate the club's remarkable success.
In an effort to include as many admirers as possible, Al-Ittihad Club officials have made tickets available for purchase, allowing fans to partake in the grand welcoming ceremony. Interested individuals can secure their spots by visiting the club's official website: https://ittihadclub.etickets.com.sa/Pages/Home.aspx?show=events.
Karim Benzema, the French striker who was crowned the Ballon d'Or winner for 2022, touched down in Jeddah on Wednesday night, setting the stage for his much-anticipated debut. Al-Ittihad wasted no time in announcing the player's arrival via their Twitter account, sharing the news with their ardent supporters.
In a heartwarming video message, posted by Al-Ittihad on their social media platform, Benzema expressed his excitement and eagerness to meet the team's loyal fanbase. "I am excited to see you in Jeddah," the Frenchman proclaimed.
The agreement between Al-Ittihad and the former Real Madrid captain came after the Spanish giants confirmed Benzema's departure following a glorious 14-year tenure, during which he secured an astonishing 25 titles. Al-Ittihad's chairman and vice chairman traveled to Madrid to negotiate what has been described as a "record deal" with the esteemed striker.
Benzema's remarkable career at Real Madrid has seen him net an impressive 353 goals across all competitions, establishing himself as the second-highest goal-scorer in the club's history, only behind the legendary Cristiano Ronaldo, who boasts an astounding tally of 450 goals.
As the city of Jeddah readies itself for this historic occasion, the anticipation and enthusiasm among fans continue to grow. The arrival of Karim Benzema marks a new chapter in the vibrant footballing landscape of Saudi Arabia, and Al-Ittihad supporters are poised to create an unforgettable atmosphere at the Al-Jawhara Stadium.