Minister of Youth & Sports Honors Champions [Archives:1998/22/Sports]

June 1 1998

Sponsored by the Ministry of Youth and Sport, the winners of the excellent-division football tournament along with the top goal strikers were honored last Thursday in a ceremony held by the Yemeni Olympic Committee at the Ministry of Youth and Sport.
The ceremony was opened with a speech delivered by Mr. Amin Saeed Ali, the secretary general of Al-Shoula team, who congratulated the Wahda of Sanaa – the winner of the tournament – and Ahli of Sanaa which won the second place. During the ceremony, Mr. Hussein Al-Awadhi the Olympic Committee Secretary General, praised the attention paid by the Minister of Youth and Sport to this ceremony. Mr. Hussein Al-Awadhi also indicated that holding such a ceremony is considered to be a recognition of the achievements realized by the football winners.
The Minister of Youth and Sport made an address during the ceremony and mentioned that this tournament is one of the most successful tournaments. He gave credit to the media people who played an effective role through their writings which motivated the teams.
At the end of the ceremony the Ahli of Sanaa was awarded YR 100,000
and Shoula of Aden was awarded YR 50,000.
The top three goal scorers were honored as follows:
1) Adel Al-Salmi was awarded YR 30,000 and a ticket to Cairo
2) Fouad Anqad was awarded YR 20,000 and a ticket to Cairo
3) Muteh Al-Alimi was awarded YR 10,000 and a ticket to Cairo.
Also everyone of them was awarded a Swiss-made watch. The Yemen Olympic Committee honored at the end of the ceremony the late Ahmed Abdulrahman Salem who worked as a secretary general of the Olympic Committee during the 1970’s. His son, the player Hani Ahmed of the Wahda of Sanaa received the prize.
The ceremony was attended by many representatives of various teams and some sports officials.