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Bahrain women’s futsal squad set for West Asian event

TDT | Manama        

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Bahrain’s women’s national futsal team head coach Lino Gomes named a 14-player squad for their upcoming participation in the third West Asian Football Federation (WAFF) Women’s Futsal Championship 2022 in Jahez, Saudi Arabia.

The Kingdom’s delegation departed yesterday for the tournament, which kicks off tomorrow and continues until June 24. The team comprises Dalal Abdulla Mohammed, Zahra Nizar Hamid, Shaikha Alanood bint Hamad Al Khalifa, Yasmeen Tobellah, Rose Fayez, Manar Ibrahim Jassim, Fatima Hamad Mohammed, Amira Sowar, Hessa Al Isa, Hafar Abdulrahman Al Ansari, Rawan Nabeel, Liiia Javed Sabkar, Eman Al Khattal and Wisal Ahmed Al Yasi.

The Bahrainis are fresh from winning the gold medal at the women’s futsal competition at the third GCC Games in Kuwait, which took place in May. They have been training daily under the supervision of Gomes, who is from Brazil, and their coaching staff.

Heading into the tournament, the Bahrainis will be aiming for gold to add to their silver medals won in 2019. Team captain Yasmeen Tobellah commented: “Our focus is on doing well in the WAFF competition, hopefully we can continue on our success and continue achieving. “We all look forward to tournaments and competitions where we can compete and put our hard work to use.”

The Bahraini women have been drawn in a tough Group B along with Palestine, Iraq and the UAE for the competition’s preliminary round. Group A comprises Oman, Kuwait and Saudi Arabia. Bahrain’s first game will be on opening day tomorrow against Iraq, scheduled for a 4pm kick-off, Bahrain time.

They then lock horns with Palestine on Saturday at 8.30pm, before playing their final group fixture against the UAE on Monday next week at 4pm. The top two teams from each group advance to the final four, which is scheduled for June 22. The bronze and gold medal games are then scheduled to take place on the competition’s last day on June 24.