Bahrain make winning start in West Asian beach soccer
TDT | Manama
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Bahrain’s national beach soccer team registered a positive start to their campaign in the West Asian Football Federation Beach Soccer Championship 2022, being held in Jizan, Saudi Arabia.
The Bahrainis scored an emphatic 4-2 win over Palestine in their opening Group B match. Mahran Maatouk was the star performer for the nationals, scoring an impressive hattrick in the contest.
Salman Salim supplied the nationals’ other goal. Bahrain will play their next match today against hosts Saudi at 8pm, Bahrain time. The result will determine the finishing order in their group and those advancing to the semi-final round.
The nationals are coached by Sadeq Marhoon. Group A comprises four teams, including Kuwait, the UAE, Lebanon and Oman. The Bahrainis conducted an external training camp in Oman over the past few weeks in preparation for the competition.
The team’s delegation in Jizan is headed by team manager Bader Shamsan, and it features a list of 13 players. They include Maatouk, Salim, Khalifa Ebrahim, Ahmed Abdulrasool, Issam Flamerzi, Mohammed Ashoor, Abdulla Abdullatif, Abbas Fadhel, Mohammed Yousef, Ali Hassanain, Mohammed Darwish, Mohammed Yaqoob and Rashid Jamal.