Oman wins Gulf Cup for 2nd time

Oman won the 23rd Arabian Gulf soccer cup on Friday beating the UAE in final penalty kicks at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium late Friday. The Omanis scored five goals and the UAE four. This is the second time Oman wins the cup.

A ceremony of the conclusion of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup tourney was held The event was held under the auspices of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and in the presence of representative of His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah.

Following the final game, His Highness the Prime Minister delivered the championship’s cup and golden medals to Oman’s team, which won the final after beating the UAE’s team, which were granted the silver medals.

In a press statement, His Highness the Prime Minister expressed his sincere congratulations to Oman on winning the title of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup hosted by Kuwait. He stressed that Oman’s win is considered a culmination of all teams, which took part at the event during an honorable competition which deepened strong historical bonds among brothers. His Highness the Premier lauded efforts and keenness by His Highness the Amir to hold the tourney based on his full belief in the deepest bonds among the Gulf brothers and sisters. Holding the championship is an achievement made not only by Kuwait but also by all countries that participated in the tournament, the Premier said.

The success of this event which was organized in an honorable manner affirmed that the Gulf youth are aware of their key role in enhancing cooperation and spreading love among the region’s nations, His Highness the Premier noted. He referred to the organizing committee’s role in hosting this successful and key Gulf event during a short period, stressing that this shows the ability of the Kuwaiti youth to face challenges for the success of the tourney.

Meanwhile a fence collapsed at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium following final match of the 23rd Arabian Gulf Cup tournament. The barrier went down due to pressure caused by waves of moving fans. Medics rushed to the scene but it was no immediately determined whether the accident caused injuries. Anas Al-Saleh, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of State for Cabinet Affairs and also Chairman of the championship organizing committee, and Minister of State for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudhan also arrived at the location. Authorities have begun investigating collapse of the glass barrier that collapsed at Jaber Al-Ahmad International Stadium.

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