Posted on March 10, 2017

The final matches of the ‘Ooredoo Temba’ championship, organised by Aspire Zone Foundation (AZF) in partnership with Ooredoo, will be held on Saturday, 11 March 2017, on AZF’s world-class 5-a-side pitches to decide first, second and third place in the competition.

The championship kicked off on March 06 and has seen 32 teams compete for glory. The last round of the group stages saw Qatar Al Khayriya beat Q Chem 18-11; Zekreat beat Al-Ahli 74 with 10-4; and One Team beat Shabab 17-9. Meanwhile, Al Quds secured an impressive 25-5 win over Movenpick, Ooredoo Team 2 a close 17-16 win over Al Zalamlik, the French Embassy another close 8-7 win over Real Casablanca, and Al Thumama a 10-9 win over Soukour Al Gharafa. First and second placed teams from each group then faced each other in the quarter-finals, which ended with Qatar Al Khayriya, Zekreat, One Team and Al Quds all going through to the semi-finals.

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Qatar Al Khayriya secured its spot following a tough 19-15 win against Ooredoo Team 2, while Zekreat overcame the French Embassy in an 11-5 win. One Team and Al Quds also scored remarkable victories, with a score of 15-8 against Al Thumama and 12-5 against Kafood respectively. The closing ceremony and final matches to decide first, second and third places will take place this Saturday, 11 March 2017, at 7:00 pm in the presence of senior officials from Aspire Zone Foundation and Ooredoo. The winning team will earn glory and an all-expenses paid trip to Europe to watch one of the matches, while second and third place will receive cash prizes.

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Commenting on his participation in the competition, Zekreat Captain Mr. Mohammed Al Mannai, said: “The championship’s organisation has been flawless so far and the lighting and artificial turf are great to play on. We initially participated to be part of the tournament’s lively atmosphere and to play in a friendly competition, but the level of competition we have seen has been tough and we’re proud to have fought our way through to make it this far. We’re looking forward to another challenging but fun game on Saturday.”

Friends and family keen to cheer on their teams are welcome to attend the matches in person or follow the participating teams’ progress through AZF’s social media channels under the hashtag #OoredooTemba. More information about the championship, including the exact location of the pitches, is available through the Life in Aspire smartphone app.