UncategorisedAskar: Bahrain proven ability to host major sporting events

September 11, 20190

?Assistant General Secretary of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and General Secretary of the Bahrain Olympic Committee Abdul Rahman Sadiq Askar commended the success of Bahrain hosting the AFC U-19 Football Championship, which concluded on Sunday evening.
Askar expressed pride for the tremendous efforts of the organizing committee in bringing this major football tournament to Bahrain, which underlined the kingdom of Bahrain’s respected reputation in hosting the biggest sporting events.
Askar asserted that the resounding success of Bahrain hosting this outstanding football championship was due to the great support from the wise sports leadership in Bahrain, noting that the support of His Highness Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for charity and Youth affairs, chairman of the Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, and BOC president, was one of the key factors for the success of this event.
“We witnessed days full of fair competitiveness and excitement from 16 teams from around Asia,” said Askar, who pointed out that the success of the Kingdom of Bahrain in having this tournament made it one of the favourite destinations in the region to host various sporting events.
The General Secretary commended the leading role and great efforts exerted by the Bahrain Football Federation, headed by Shaikh Ali bin Khalifa Al Khalifa and the efforts of all members of the working committees who brought to Bahrain hosting one of Asia’s top football competitions.
He noted that the success achieved by the kingdom is a great motive for them ahead of embracing the FIFA Congress in 2017.

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