Badr bin Abdul Rahman Al-Qadi, Deputy Minister of Sports, crowned the Kingdom’s women’s team in the Kingdom’s Women’s Football Championship for the 2021-2022 season, after winning the final match over his challenger counterpart with seven goals for free on the reserve stadium in King Abdullah Sports City in Jeddah, in the presence of the Undersecretary for Strategic Planning. And investment, Adwaa Al-Arifi, Secretary-General of the Saudi Football Association, Ibrahim Al-Qasim, 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.
The Kingdom’s team managed to score seven goals, and Hessa Al-Essa’s share was 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, while at the level of goalkeeper, the award for the best goalkeeper went Sarah Al-Dosari from the Kingdom of Women after conceding only two goals in the tournament.
For his part, a member of the Board of Directors of the Saudi Football Association and the Director of the Women’s Football Department, Lamia bin Bahian, thanked His Excellency the Deputy Minister of Sports for his presence and crowning the conclusion of the Kingdom’s “women’s” football championship. The Kingdom, on the occasion of his being crowned champion of the Kingdom’s Championship, after his brother overtook the challenge team, which I congratulate him for the spirit of challenge he showed by his insistence on participating in the final match, despite the difficult circumstances that he experienced on the day of the match. I also extend my congratulations and thanks to all the teams that participated in this tournament, and the League I wish all the teams good luck in the upcoming competitions.”
Bin Bahian added: “We lived a historic week during the tournament, which confirms the accelerating steps that women’s football is witnessing in the Kingdom, and we still have great work ahead to achieve the goals set by the Saudi Federation in the transformation strategy until 2034.”
The closing day of the Kingdom’s championship witnessed the presence of HE Sheikha Hayat Al Khalifa, Chair of the Women’s Committee of the Olympic Council of Asia, Member of the Board of Directors of the UAE Football Association Amal Bushlakh, 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 Solin Al-Zoubi and Igrim Sabraleva And representatives of the International Federation of Football, Hassan Hassan and Celine Oyeri.
The closing day also witnessed the attendance and follow-up of the coach of the first national team “women” Monica Stab and the coach of the first national team “men” Herve Renard.
It is worth noting that Al-Yamamah team managed to achieve 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.