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AL-GHARAFA AND AL-DUHAIL CROWNED ASPIRE FOOTBALL LEAGUE CHAMPIONS

28 Feb 2019, General

Doha, 28 February 2019. On Thursday afternoon, the final games of the 2018-19 Aspire Football League took place at the outdoor pitches of Aspire Academy and the country’s best teams in the Under-11 and Under-12 age categories competed for the championship trophies.

In the U11s, Al-Duhail defeated Al-Saad 4-1 in the final, in the U12s Al-Gharafa claimed the title after a 4-1 against Al-Arabi.

Karim Mrabet, U12 Coach, Al-Gharafa (winner): "We are proud that we could win this excellent tournament, because the level of the competition was very high and our group was very tough. We are happy that it provided an additional opportunity for our entire squad to compete and they did really well , were focused and stuck to the game plan. This event definitely helped them to make another step in their development as football players."

Ossama Mousad Nour, U11 Coach, Al-Duhail (winner): "It was a great tournament in a very competitive environment and we are glad that we could win it this year. This age group is one Duhail’s best generations, nine of my players are playing in Aspire’s feeder team and there are also other very talented players on the team. If they keep on working hard, they will have more success in the future and will potentially play for Qatar’s national team on day."

Arno Buitenweg, Feeder Teams Football Coordinator, Aspire Academy (organizer): "We are very delighted about the huge participation in the 2018-19 Aspire Football League over the last five months. It was a good competition and you could see that the clubs and players took it very serious and showed a lot of effort. At this age, playing games is very important for the development of players and this championship is also an important part of our process to scout the most talented players in Qatar."

Results:
Aspire Academy Football League U11 (2008):

Group A:
Al-Ahli – Al-Rayyan 0-0 (3-2 after penalties)
Al-Duhail – Al-Wakrah 4-0
Al-Ahli – Al-Duhail 1-2
Al-Rayyan – Al-Wakrah 1-1 (3-2 after penalties)
Al-Ahli – Al-Wakrah 3-0
Al-Rayyan – Al-Duhail 0-2

Group B:
Al-Sadd – Al-Khor 3-1
Al-Shamal – Al-Arabi 0-0 (2-3 after penalties)
Al-Sadd – Al-Shamal 2-2 (3-2 after penalties)
Al-Khor – Al-Arabi 0-0 (1-2 after penalties)
Al-Sadd – Al-Arabi 0-0 (2-1 after penalties)
Al-Khor – Al-Shamal 1-0

Final:
Al-Duhail – Al-Sadd 4-1


Aspire Academy Football League U12 (2007):
Group A:
Al-Sadd – Al-Gharafa 0-1
Al-Ahli – Al-Duhail 0-4
Al-Sadd – Al-Ahli 0-1
Al-Gharafa – Al-Duhail 2-0
Al-Sadd – Al-Duhail 3-0
Al-Gharafa – Al-Ahli 0-1

Group B:
Al-Rayyan – Al-Khor 2-0
Al-Arabi – Al-Shamal 1-0
Al-Rayyan – Al-Arabi 0-1
Al-Khor – Al-Shamal 2-0
Al-Rayyan – Al-Shamal 7-0
Al-Khor – Al-Arabi 2-2 (0-2 after penalties)

Final:
Al-Gharafa – Al-Arabi 4-1


 

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