KAUST retains title in ICD 4th annual Football Tournament

KAUST retains title in ICD 4th annual Football Tournament
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Sulaiman Ali Al-Sultan, director, Corporate Support of ICD, left, presents a commemorative shield to IIROSA’s football representative Mohammad Essam Al-Tayyab.
KAUST retains title in ICD 4th annual Football Tournament
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ICD CEO-General Manager Khaled Al-Aboodi, center, hands over the trophy to the captain of the winning team KAUST. (AN photos)
Updated 13 May 2017

KAUST retains title in ICD 4th annual Football Tournament

KAUST retains title in ICD 4th annual Football Tournament

JEDDAH: Defending champion KAUST (King Abdullah University for Science and Technology) scored a 1-0 win over ICD (Islamic Corporation for the Development of Private Sector) in the final of the ICD 4th annual Football Tournament at Greenlawns ground on Kilo 5 near Jeddah on Wednesday.
In a fitting finale, the best two teams of the tournament tried to outdo each other for the top prize. But on this night KAUST proved the better team to notch back-to-back championships in the annual event to celebrate the 42nd annual meeting of the Islamic Development Bank Group.
KAUST’S Nicolas Augsburger scored the only goal of the final match.
KAUST won its semifinal on Sunday against Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC) 7-2.
ICD enjoyed an equally lopsided 5-0 win over International Islamic Relief Organization Saudi Arabia (IIROSA) in the first semifinal match, with Abdulhaki Korbayram drawing first blood for ICD.
The finalists both topped the group stage on 3-0 in the tournament, ICD in Group A and KAUST in Group B. ICD defeated Islamic Trade and Finance Corporation (ITFC) 4-2 on opening day April 26, Ewaan Global Residential Company (Ewaan) 14-1 and Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) 6-2. KAUST built its unbeaten record from victories against Islamic Development Bank (IDB) 4-0, Al-Rajhi Bank 8-3 and IIROSA 5-1
Khaled Al-Aboodi, CEO and general manager of ICD, high ranking officials of the Corporation and other dignitaries from international organizations were present during the awards ceremony.