By Abdellatif Sharaa
KUWAIT: Juventus Academy’s women football team became champions of the first-ever women’s league in Kuwait, while the Schools Association was second and Fatayat Al-Oyoun third. Kuwait Football Association Chairman Sheikh Ahmad Al-Yousuf, Member of the Board and Chairwoman of the Women’s Committee Fatima Hayat, Head of Marketing Communications Khuloud Al-Faily and Director of Sports for All Sectors at the Public Authority for Sport Hamid Al-Hazeem attended the final and handed prizes to the winners.
A friendly match between the girls national team and the league champions Juventus Academy ended in a goalless draw. Juventus Academy was awarded KD 2,500, Schools Association KD 2,000 and Fatayat Al-Oyoun KD 1,500. Muneera Khalid was selected best local player, while the prize for best foreign player went to Joelle Zuhir. The top scorer was Haifa Al-Qadeeri and Kaber Saeed was best goalkeeper, while the fair play award went to Tadhamon club. Hana Farmer was best coach and Nuha Mamdouh best administrator.
The tenth and final round of the women’s league saw the Schools Association team defeating Tadhamon 7-1, Fatayat Al-Oyoun drew 0-0 with Gulf Academy, and Juventus Academy defeated Salwa Al-Sabah club 3-0. Hayat thanked the players’ parents for their support and their presence at all matches. She said Kuwaiti women have proved their ability to succeed in various sports, adding the women’s league represents a new beginning for women’s football in Kuwait and hoping to gain the necessary support from various society establishments.