The Martyr Football Tournament, which is organized by the Youth and Sports Office in Shaoub district under the slogan "sacrifices of the martyrs, has given us strength and pride" kicked off Wednesday at the Stadium of 22 May.

A total of 26 teams representing all the teams of the district are participating in the knockout tournament, bringing 13 teams to the last 16, quarter-finals and then semi-final to the final.

Director of the Office of Youth and Sports Abdullah Obaid said that the establishment of sports activities is part of the commemoration of the martyr's anniversary in recognition of their sacrifices in the defense of the homeland.

in his turn, director of the Youth Office of Shaoub Mohammed Abu Askar that the tournament, which is attended by a number of sports teams and lasts ten days come as a sign of loyalty and gratitude toward the sacrifices of the martyrs.

He pointed out that the championship will be interspersed with the conclusion of the Karate Championship, as well as the final championship for Sawan and Al-Nasr and Maroun football teams.

The result of the opening match of the tournament was the victory of the team Radfan on the Association of Falcon 2 goals against a single goal.

The opening ceremony included an exhibition of photographs of the martyrs from all district's citizens.

Source: Yemen News Agency

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