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Meet AD Ceuta: "The Warriors of the People" – Transgaming

by: Adam Smith


Meet AD Ceuta: "The Warriors of the People"

 - Transgaming 1

If you haven't discovered it yet, go to the club website and enjoy your anthem. The chorus "la, la, la" doesn't go to Eurovision or is filled with millions of views like Shakira's, but it also involves and represents the story of the modest Ceuta Sports Group. A club that, under another denomination, has held a position in the Second Division more than once and until even ran for a promotion promotion for Primera in the 1960-61 season. How things have changed. Now playing the Copa del Rey is already an action in itself and eliminating Numancia would be the most satisfying memory for the autonomous city in recent years.

Without forgetting, yes, a disc that will go to posterity. In 2005, then Atlético de Ceuta won a match without knowing it would be the first in a historical sequence. One after another, another after another, the entity added the spectacular figure of 40 consecutive wins, which of course caused the promotion of the category to the Third Division. All this was lived in Alfonso Murube, which now houses the new Copa del Rey. A stadium that doesn't forget your anthem and minus yours "let me sharpen my throat, sing when you suffer, encourage if you fail, because my heart beats by Ceuta ". They will sing again with the viewer Numancia. Luhay Hamido, its president, participates in AS and answers KO tournament test questions.

Luhay Hamido, in the AS test:

1. The new Copa del Rey is …
It's good, it's a very positive change.

2. Who do you dream of facing in this new format?
Being a third team, we have solera in our group at X in Andalusia. Any team looking forward to us, we do not despise anyone. We love this sport and any First or Second team, like now Numancia, we are very excited.

3. Which Spanish soccer player have you signed up for on your team?
No one would fit into our team (laughs)

4. Choose: Reach the Copa del Rey semifinals or climb this season.
Ascend this year.

5. Define your club in three words.
The warriors of the city.

6. Define the place your club represents in three words.
The one of the five cultures.

7. What does your team play?
We like to have the ball. The proposal of our master, José Juan Romero, is to remove him from behind, have the ball, take the initiative, generate many occasions, get out quickly in the fold. If I tell more things and read Numancia, we won't be able to surprise (laughs).

8. What is your best memory of Copa del Rey?
I like Real Madrid and went twice to watch the final of the Cup, against Zaragoza and Depor, and we both lost. It is a very beautiful competition, which illuminates teams of different categories, for those who are not elite, there is a lot of illusion. Here we are crazy football and any draw is good. But undoubtedly with those two endings that, although we have lost, the atmosphere was wonderful.

9. Eliminating the rival would be a feat, which is the biggest thing he remembers in football?
Real Madrid's seventh European Cup, with the goal of Mijatovic.

10. The new Copa del Rey invites you to dream, do you dare to challenge if you win the trophy?
If I win the Copa del Rey, I will stop smoking.

AD Ceuta, in data

Full name: Ceuta Fútbol Club Sports Group.
Locality representingCeuta (85.144 inhabitants).
Autonomous City: Ceuta.
Usual stage: Municipal Alfonso Murube (6,500 spectators).
Category: Group X of the Third Division.