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Sana’a wins Yemen national deaf futsal championship

Futsal pictogram.

Last week, the team from Sana’a won the national deaf futsal championship in Yemen after defeating Ibb in the final.  Aden finished third after beating Ta’izz in the third place match.
Aden  player Munif Mohammed Yahya was named the best goalkeeper of the tournament.  Sana’a player Mohammed Crimean finished the tournament as the top scorer. Ahmed Jamil al-Absi, playing for Ta’izz, was named the best player of the tournament. Mustafa Abdul Ghani, Mohammad Noman and Hammoud Almagafza were also recognized for their excellent play.



Undersecretary of Ministry of Youth and Sports Khaled Saleh attended the final, and gave a speech following its conclusion where he talked about the importance of sporting competition, and how competitions such as this one assist in developing players for the national team. Hamoud al-Naqib who serves as the Chairman of the Committee for Social Affairs  in S’ana said sport should play an important part in rehabilitation of players and assist athlete ability to serve Yemini society.

The competition featured teams from eight regions in the country, including Sana’a,  Aden, Ta’izz, Abyan, Hadhramaut, Al Hudaydah, ‘Amran, and Ibb.

Laura Hale
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Laura Hale is a sport journalist, specializing in Paralympic and disability sport news. Prior to helping found ParaSport-News, she spent two and a half years working as a journalist on Wikinews, a citizen journalism site. As a journalist, she has covered the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London, the 2013 IPC Alpine Skiing World Championships in La Molina, the 2014 Winter Paralympics in Sochi, and a number of other sporting events. She has additional experience with Paralympic sport having worked as a Wikipedian in Residence for the Australian and Spanish Paralympic Committees. She has a PhD in Communications from the University of Canberra.

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