UncategorisedFinal touches on Gulf Cup semis transport plan

September 11, 20190

?The Bahrain Olympic Committee (BOC) is putting its final touches on a plan to transport thousands of Bahrain football fans to Kuwait to support the Bahrain national team in the semi-finals of the 23rd Gulf Cup football championship.
Bahrain take on Oman in their-final clash, which tips off at 5.30pm, at the 60,000-capacity Jaber Al Ahmad International Stadium in Kuwait City.
Supreme Council for Youth and Sports deputy general secretary and Bahrain Olympic Committee general secretary Abdulrahman Askar and Bahrain Football Association vice-president Shaikh Khalid bin Salman Al Khalifa had discussions on facilitating the transportation of the supporters to Kuwait via road in time for the match.
The two sides decided to provide 10 buses traveling to Kuwait this morning for families wishing to attend the game, and will provide three free meals per person during the entire trip.
BOC also reached an agreement with transports Saptco transport company to set up a number of cheering banners, sign boards and giant Bahrain flags at the stadium to boost the players’ morale in the match.
A massive campaign to transport thousands of Bahrain supporters to Kuwait via air and road was launched over the weekend after Bahrain had secured its place in the semi-finals.
This initiative was set up by Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, representative of His Majesty the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs, Supreme Council for Youth and Sports Chairman, and BOC President, to support the team in the region’s most prestigious sporting event.
Bahrain qualified for the competition’s last four with two 1-1 draws against Iraq and Qatar, between which they registered a hard-fought 1-0 win over Yemen in their four-nation Group ‘B’.

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