Qatar Football Association (QFA) and crowned Jordan champions of the 2nd Asian Communities Football Tournament, after defeating Indonesia in the final match that was played after the Emir Cup semifinals in Al Sadd Stadium. Lebanon claimed third place after winning against Nepal last week.
The winners received medals and trophies in recognition of their efforts and performance throughout the tournament. Suraj Senchuri of Nepal was the Best Player of the tournament. Hussein Hamdan of Lebanon team was awarded the Best Goalkeeper of the tournament, and Best Coach and Team Manager Award was awarded to Dr. Rakhmat Soebekti of the Indonesian team. Lebanon team received the Best Team Award in recognition of their top level performance in the tournament.
The tournament was attended by thousands of families and friends that came to support their community team. Indonesian Ambassador to Qatar, H.E. Deddy Saiful Hadi and Jordanian Ambassador to Qatar, H.E. Zahi Mohammad Al Smadi attended the final match and coronation ceremony to show support to Jordan and Indonesia community teams.
Organised by the Qatari football governing body QFA, the first edition of the Asian Communities Football Tournament was held last year in QFA’s Technical Committee pitches witnessed the participation of 6 local teams.
This year’s tournament kicked off on 10th April is organised to run along the period of H.H. Emir Cup and acts as a way to excite the fans ahead of the Emir Cup final match in Khalifa Stadium. Last year, the tournament saw huge success in its first edition with a total participation of 6 teams; as a result, this year’s number of teams has doubled as more communities have expressed huge interest in being part of this exciting community tournament. Hundreds of facilities and friends attended the matches of the tournament this year to support their community football team.
Commenting on the occasion, Khalid Mubarak Al Kuwari, Acting Chief Operations Officer (COO) of QFA said: “We would like to congratulate Jordan community team on winning this important community tournament and also congratulate Indonesia and Lebanon for winning second and third place respectively. This tournament is significant to QFA as our objective is to constantly have a direct impact on the development of community football.”
He added: “We are very proud to organise this tournament for the second year and look forward to organising the 3rd edition next year as it has witnessed huge success since its first edition.”
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