The Kingdom’s women’s team hijacked the Kingdom’s “women’s” football championship for the 2021-2022 season, after winning the final match over its counterpart, the Challenge Team, by seven goals for free. In Jeddah, in the presence of the Undersecretary for Strategic Planning and Investment Adwaa Al-Arifi, and the Secretary-General of the Saudi Football Association, Ibrahim Al-Qasim.
The Kingdom team managed to score seven goals, and Hessa Al-Essa had five of the seven goals, a “Super Hattrick”, which was crowned with the award for the top scorer in the tournament, while Al-Bandari Hawsawi won the challenge with the award for the best player in the tournament, and at the level of goalkeeper, the award for the best goalkeeper went A goal for Sarah Al-Dosari from the Kingdom of Women, after she conceded only two goals in the tournament.
Kingdom team crowned
For her part, Member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Association, Director of the Women’s Football Department, Lamia Bin Bahian, praised the seriousness of the participating teams in the tournament, and their keenness to provide levels that confirm the nation’s possession of players and technical and administrative equipment capable of making women’s football in the Kingdom global with the help of God, with the support of Officials in the Ministry of Sports, to make Saudi women’s football capable of competing regionally and globally.
The closing day of the Kingdom’s championship witnessed the presence of Her Highness Sheikha Hayat Al Khalifa, Chairperson of the Women’s Committee in the Olympic Council of Asia, Amal Bushlakh, Board Member of the UAE Football Association, Member of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Football Association Fatima Hayat, and members of the Women’s Football Committee in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC). Solin Al-Zoubi and Igrim Sabraleva), representatives of the International Football Association Hassan Hassan and Celine Oyeri, CEO of the Quality of Life Program Ahmed Badris, member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Association, Director of the Women’s Football Department, Lamia Bin Bahyan, and coach of the first national team “women” Monica Stabb, and coach of the first national team “men” Eri Renard.
It is noteworthy that the Al-Yamamah team managed to achieve the third place and bronze medals after defeating its counterpart the Jeddah Eagles with three goals without return, scored by Moudhi Abdel Mohsen, Al-Bandari Mubarak, and Anya Format.