The British School Of Bahrain, East Riffa School Advance to Quarterfinals of Nasser bin Hamad School Tournament
TDT | Manama
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The British School of Bahrain team has successfully advanced to the quarter-finals of the Nasser bin Hamad Football Tournament for Secondary Schools, while defending champions East Riffa Secondary School for Boys secured their third win on the trot. Both teams are in Group 4 of the championship.
Being held under the patronage of HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Representative of HM the King for Humanitarian Works and Youth Affairs, and organised by the Ministry of Education, the tournament is backed by the platinum sponsor the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB), while the gold sponsors are ELM Education Fund, GMI, Ahli United Bank (AUB), First Motors.
The bronze sponsors are Sara Group, Engineer Transportation Company, Be Sport, the Palace Project, Bahrain Cinema (Cineco), Kuwait Finance House, Planera Holding, and Mena Company. Alayam newspaper is the media sponsor of the competition.
Despite already securing their qualification, East Riffa School fielded a strong starting 11 against Ahmed Al Omran Secondary School for Boys.
The latter needed to win and await the result of the British School to progress to the second round. The defending champions showcased their dominance by defeating Ahmed Al Omran School with an impressive 5-0 victory.
The goals were scored by Mohammed Al Shaikhani (two goals), Nasser Awad, substitute Hamad Al Khalaifi, and the standout player of the match Abdulaziz Osama Al Khatib.
Meanwhile, the British School took full advantage of the opportunity and secured their place by defeating St. Christopher School with a resounding 6-0 scoreline.
Talal Fawaz Ghazal was particularly impressive, netting four goals to achieve a superb hat-trick.
Additionally, Abdulkareem Deep and Omar Al Rawajah each contributed a goal to secure the British School’s qualification.
As a result, the British School edged out Ahmed Al Omran Secondary School for Boys on goal difference.
East Riffa Secondary School for Boys secured first place with nine points, while the British School and Ahmed Al Omran School both accumulated four points each.
The decision was made based on goal difference, with the British School scoring 7 goals and conceding 6 (+1), while Al Omran scored 4 goals and conceded 6 (-2).