Kuwait to host 38th Gulf Club Handball Championship

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A total of seven clubs to participate in the championship

KUWAIT CITY, June 2: Kuwait will host the 38th Gulf Clubs Cup Handball Championship from June 4 to June 12 at the Sheikh Saad Al-Abdullah Complex in Sabah Al-Salem area. A total of seven clubs will participate in the championship, and they will be divided into two groups. The first group includes the Kuwait Club, Al-Ahli of Qatar, Al-Jazeera of the UAE, and Muscat of Oman. The second group includes Salmiya, the representative of the second Kuwaiti hand in the championship, Mudar of Saudi Arabia, and the Bahraini Star. The league will be held in one round, with the first and second from each group qualifying for the semi-finals, which will be held next Thursday.

Kuwait Club preparing for the tournament

In the first round, three matches will be held, which will start at 4:00 pm between the UAE’s Al-Jazeera and Qatari Al-Ahli from the first group. The second round’s matches will be between Salmiya and Saudi’s Mudar of the second group at 6:00 pm. The last match of the day will be between Kuwait and Oman’s Muscat handball team, and will start at 8:00 pm. The championship director Nawaf Al-Juraid affirmed that the organizing committee has completed all its preparations for ensuring the best start to the Gulf championship. In a welcoming press statement, Al-Juraid said, “We hope for a good stay for our brothers from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries.

We are pleased with their presence in the country of friendship and peace, and we expect a successful organizational and technical championship. Everyone’s a winner”. He indicated that the organizing committee headed by the Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors of Kuwait Club Bader Al-Osaimi overcame all obstacles and prepared all means to ensure the best participation of the Gulf clubs, affirming that, “All the active committees are ready to serve the brothers”.

Meanwhile, the head of the handball section in the Kuwait Club Haitham Al-Rashidi stated that the Kuwait Handball Club is technically and physically ready to compete. He said, “Our preparations are at their best at all levels. In the past two days, we have completed a ten-day training camp in the Egyptian capital Cairo, during which we played two matches – with the Egypt youth team, and with Samouha Club. Despite the absence of five main players in the team who had participated in the 3rd GCC Games, which concluded recently in Kuwait, the Cairo camp achieved the required technical objectives”.

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