18 teams lock horns for Ramadan Futsal championship

By Angel Chan

SHARJAH  8 May 2019: Indoor football fans, and sports enthusiast, the wait is over. Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship (SRFC)’s largest edition yet, begins today (Wednesday).

The first two matches will bring four teams head-to-head – one from the under 14 (U14) league and the other from the senior league – at the Sharjah Sports Club Arena in Al Hazana Branch.

The games will kick off at 9:30pm, and on day one’s match timetable are teams Rich Target and Sport 4 All who will be playing in the U14 category. The first contest in the senior category will be between Al Mofaja’a and Sharjah Sports.

The championship has brought 18 teams together; 12 senior squads and six U14 sides.

Day after, Thursday (May 9), fans will be rooting for their favourite teams in four more games, one featuring Talento vs. TG in the U14 category. The senior leagues have a lot of excitement instore with three fierce contests planned between six teams. The first match will be played between AJ90 vs. Embrator; the second will see Al Hamriya and APL Group compete; and finally, Sport 4 All vs. Al Shabab with be the third game.

Team charts and championship prizes
Team groupings for this edition’s senior leagues have been confirmed as follows: Group A features ‘Al Mufaja’a’, ‘Sharjah Police’ and ‘Fuhood Al Zabeel’; while Group B has AJ90, Al Embrator and Al Bahri. Group C comprises Al Hamriya, APL Group and Al Wahdan; while Group D represents Sport 4 All, Al Shabab and Khorfakkan.

Two group divisions in the U14 contingent have assigned Sport 4 All, Fast and Quattro to Group A; and Talento, TG and Wasit Youth to Group B.

Sharjah Futsal fans

The SRFC 2019 Organising Committee has announced a cash prize of Dh200,000 for the winning side of the senior leagues, and AED100,000 for the runners-up.

In the U14 category, Dh50,000 will be awarded to the winner and Dh30,000 to the runners-up. Special prizes have also been allotted for the tournament’s most valuable player, highest goal scorer and the best goalkeeper.

Additional prizes allocated by the SRFC 2019 Organising Committee include a series of gift items, cash prizes and live competitions allocated for all visitors, audiences and spectators of all ages. This comes as part of the committee’s recognition for their dedication and support in turning the tournament into one of the most popular sporting events during the Holy Month.

Dubai Gazette