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Posted On: 9 May 2017 07:35 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:58 pm

Jordan Take Home the Trophy of Fifth Asian Communities Football Tournament 2017 (ACFT)

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The fifth Asian Communities Football Tournament 2017 (ACFT) concluded yesterday at Al Ahli Stadium where Jordan were crowned champions and took home the trophy for the second time since 2013, year of which the tournament was inaugurated.

Jordan registered a 1-0 win against Lebanon, while India and Nepal recorded a 2-2 draw in the third place decider match which took place earlier in the evening at 5pm.

The third place decider match saw India beat Nepal in the penalty shootout after a difficult match.

An award ceremony was held to honor the first, second, and third place teams, along with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) referees. Five special prizes were presented, including Best Goalkeeper, Top Scorer, Best Player, Best Fan Engagement Team, and Best Team Management.

Jordan received the trophy, golden medals, and a cash prize of QAR 10,000, while Lebanon received silver medals and a cash prize of QAR 5,000 and India received bronze medals.

Jordan’s Charge d’Affaires and Minister Plenipotentiary H.E. Soufian Al Qudah, Lebanon’s Ambassador to Qatar H.E. Hassan Najim and Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Sub-leagues Committee at QFA congratulated the teams during the crowning ceremony.

The ACFT is one of the many events that are organised to run along the period of the Emir Cup and acts as a way to excite the fans ahead of the Emir Cup final match on 19 May. It also reinforces QFA’s commitment in providing a platform to create a football culture amongst the Asian communities across Qatar while focusing on the positive values and social benefits it generates among the communities

The Emir Cup Trophy Tour made a stop at Al Ahli Stadium ahead of the matches to give the teams the opportunity to take pictures with the iconic trophy. The Trophy Tour, which is set to make more than one stop in the lead up to the Emir Cup final match aims to involve the Asian communities who are loyal fans to the Emir Cup.

Organised by the Qatar Football Association (QFA), the ACFT is sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy (SCDL) as the Official Partner, and Nike.

Final Results

Champions: Jordan (Jordan 1, Lebanon 0)

Runner-up: Lebanon

Third place: India

Special prizes

Best Fan Engagement Team: Nepal

Best Team Management: Indonesia

Best goalkeeper: Hussain Hamdan, Lebanon

Best player: Hassan Sheet, Lebanon

Top scorer: Fahed Al Qawasmi, Jordan