JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Published — Wednesday 21 November 2012
Last update 21 November 2012 1:49 am
Nadec-Blue Star football tournament will start tomorrow. Eight teams registered with Saudi Indian Football Federation (SIFF) will take part in the event offering a thrilling football experience for Jeddah’s soccer fans.
The tournament will be held at the floodlit stadium near Baladia Park, behind Al Badr Bakery, on the Sitteen Street. There will be two matches every Thursday and the first match will start at 10:30 p.m.
The fixture releasing event was inaugurated by Umar Hilal of Saudi Arabian Airlines giving the fixture to Mohamed Imran, marketing manager, Al Abeer Medical Group.
The function was attended by SIFF office bearers Hifiz Ar Rahman, Nizam Mampad, Mukamed Ali, V.K. Rauf, Abdul Ghafur (Imami Group) Usman Irumbuzhi (Media Forum) and P.A. Mohamed. Mukhthar Wandoor chaired the function. Ayyub Musliyararakath anchored the program.
Nadec is the main sponsor of the tournament. Al Abeer Medical Group has agreed to sponsor the runners-up trophy. Man of the match rewards and other consolation prizes are offered by the Regal Mall. Imami Group, Eastern Curry Powder and Badr Tamam Polyclinic are also supporting the event, said the organizers.
“There will be cash awards for the winners and runners provided by the Tournament Committee as a special attraction,” said Mukhtar, convener of the tournament committee, which include Sherief Pungode, Riyas Malappuram, Abu and Firoz Nilambra, Anvar Vadakkangara and Jalaludheen.
Blue Star Sports Club is one of the leading Indian expatriate sports clubs in the city. It has the most successful and widely supported Indian football team in Jeddah.