Sports News from the Governorates [Archives:1998/42/Sports]

October 19 1998

The districts and quarters football tournament was concluded at the Olufi Stadium in Hodeida on Thursday, October 15. Twenty teams took part in the tournament, which was organized by the Sports For All Association and the Youth and Sports office in Hodeida. The final decisive match was played betweem Al-Forsan and Nasr teams.
The Hilal volleyball team, coached by Arif al-Karmadi, is preparing to qualify for the Excellent division. Hilal was able to defeat the Ahli of Hodeida 3-1 in a friendly match held on Thursday, October 15.
The Cycling Association branch in Dhamar organized last Thursday a 3-km competition in which many cyclists took part. It was part of the qualifing games for the Republic Championship. The governorate’s team was selected consisting of the ten top cyclists.
The final match of the governorate’s volleyball championship was enthusiastically played by the Shabab Kahlan and Nasr Hajja teams. It ended with Nasr Hajja defeating its opponent 3-1, becoming the governorate’s champion.
The Taiz juniors wrestling championship was concluded on Sunday, October 11. It was part of the qualifing games to choose a team to represent the governorate in the Yemeni Cities Juniors Wrestling Championship, organized by the Wrestling Association and financed by the Youth Fund. Several contestants with weights ranging from 37kg to 70kg took part.
The Ahli juniors basketball team defeated Al-Minaa juniors team 51-33. While Al-Minaa adults team was able to defeat the Ahli adults team 67-55.
The Minaa of Mokha team drew 2-2 in its match with Taawun of Asabih. Also, Al-Sahha drew with Zohra 2-2. Al-Misrakh and Nour Sabr drew without a score.
The Football Technical Committee of Wadi Hadhramaut had organized a friendly match between the Seioun and Ittihad teams. Seioun won 3-0 in penalty kicks, following a 1-1 result. The match was relayed live by the Seioun Radio as part of celebrating the anniversaries of Yemeni revolutions and confirming Yemen’s sovereignty over the Island of Hunaish.