By Sports Reporter/Doha
Al Nasr defeated Al Matar 2-1 and finished with 30 points to win the Qatar Amateur League (QAL) yesterday.
Al Bidda came second with 29 points after defeating Al Khabayib 3-1 in their last game.
Al Nasr received a cash prize of QR80,000, while Al Bidda and Al Matar received a cash prize of QR60,000 and QR40,000 respectively. QR5,000 was given to the top scorer of the league Yehia al-Haj of Qatar University team. Al Matar team won the best team trophy.
The prize-giving ceremony was attended by Ambassador of Lebanon Hasan Najem, QFA Board Member Hani Ballan, Chairman of the Sub-Leagues Committee at Qatar Football Association (QFA) Hilal al-Mohannadi and Community Engagement Manager at the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy Khalid al-Jumaily.
Hilal al-Mohannadi commented: “Congratulations to Al Nasr on winning the fifth edition of the Qatar Amateur League. They have played well and deserved to win champions tonight. The goal of organizing the QAL is that the amateur players in Qatar deserve an amateur league and this tournament illustrates QFA’s 2021 vision to improve and develop amateur football in Qatar.
“I would like to thank the sponsors for their support which ensures the overall success of the QAL. I would also like to thank Aspetar for providing the necessary medical services for the players and ensuring the medical treatment of players in case of injuries.”
Organising the QAL demonstrates QFA’s commitment to providing a platform for teams from the social, corporate and governmental sectors to integrate and interact through football in a fun and competitive environment.
The participating teams were Qatar University, Al Khabayib, Madinat Khalifa, The Pearl, Al Nasr, Lusail, Al Thakhira, Al Thumama, Al Maroona, Al Bidda, Al Aziziya, Al Matar, and Doha. The matches were played at Doha Stadium, Al Markhiya Sports Club and Qatar University.
The QAL’s sponsors for this year include The Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as the Official Strategic Partner, Qatar National Bank (QNB) as the Exclusive Financial Partner, Nike as the Official Supplier, Al Kass Channel as the Official Broadcaster and The Look Company as the Branding Partner.
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