By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: The draw for the second season of Brands League was held under the patronage of the Public Authority for Sport on Wednesday at Al-Hamra Mall. The competition will be from Jan 7-16, 2023, with the participation of 32 teams distributed in eight groups of four teams each, with first and second placed teams qualifying for the round of 16.
The draw was attended by Chairwoman of Salwa Al-Sabah Sports Club Sheikha Naema Al-Ahmad, Deputy Director General of PAS for sports for all sectors Hamid Al-Hazeem, Hype Trend CEO and event organizer Abdulrahman Al-Ali, American University of the Middle East representative Tariq Al-Othman, Boubyan Bank representative Thamer Al-Enezi, former Kuwait national team goalkeeper Ahmad Al-Tarabulsi and several other sports dignitaries.
Ali welcomed the guests and participating teams in Brands League-2. “We are proud to announce the continuing competitions of the Brands League in its second season. We aimed at bringing out its best through a strategic partnership with AUM,” he said. Othman was pleased for hosting the competition at AUM’s field, adding “we will provide all that is necessary to ensure the event’s success, as the university is keen on supporting youth in various forms, and sports is the core of our interests”.
Hamid Al-Hazeem said PAS’ patronage comes out of its interest in enabling youth to practice sports in an ideal competitive environment, as well as PAS’ support of all sports activities for various group ages. Thamer Al-Enezi said organizing such competitions regularly will contribute to spreading sports awareness in the society and cares for youth through various events.