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KUWAIT CITY, Oct 6: Acting Director General of the Public Authority for Sports (PAS) Mahmoud Abul announced the new regulations and guidelines for Kuwaiti professional athletes. In the press conference on Wednesday, Abul set forth PAS’s strategy for the years 2022-2028 that was announced earlier this year and aiming to provide all the necessary means to enhance and sponsor sports, enable youth capabilities and ensure an appropriate environment for sports.
He noted that the new strategy seeks to link financial support with athletes’ performances depending on their achievements in the prior season to motivate Olympic teams and players which would reflect positively on local and international competitions. He said that the ‘comprehensive professional system’ for football has been created with the amount of KD 800 per player each month, in addition to permitting footballers with a season-long sabbatical.
Abul illustrated that the Kuwaiti Olympic and Paralympic Committees were involved in the strategy to include deserving players to receive their rewards and financial support. He also said that this new list of guidelines would reinforce women’s sports through providing them a share from the budget to support women athletes. (KUNA)