Fierce competition on show during the sixth day of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship.
Sharjah: After epic semi-finals, which saw fierce competition on the sixth day of the Sharjah Ramadan Futsal Championship, teams Fast and TG secured their spots in the U-14 championship final.
The semi-finals held at Sharjah Sports Club’s indoor stadium, Al Hazana, on Thursday, saw two great matches where team Fast scored three points against group leader Quattro to take their place in the final.
Meanwhile, TG crushed Wasit Youth by seven goals in the other semi-final.
The first match on Thursday evening picked up pace early on. Quattro player, Rashid Al Shamsi put his team in the lead after a brilliant goal in the fifth minute of the game. However, their lead was short-lived, as Fast’s Ahmad Al Shimari tied the game soon after, and team-mate Ghaith Lutah kept the scoring momentum going with another spectacular goal.
Quattro came back in the second half with their best offense. However, Ghaith Lutah stopped them in their tracks, scoring a third and winning goal for his team. With a final score tally of 3-1, Fast has made a convincing entry into the U-14 Championship final, which will be held on Sunday.
TG’s attacking approach from the go set the pace of the game. In the very first minute, Obaid Bu Samah got the scorekeepers working by registering the match’s first goal. TG, while at ease with a quick score, maintained pressure on the opponents. One goal by Saif Al Kaabi and the other by Al Numai followed. By the end of the first half, TG had established clear dominance with a 3-0 score.
The second half had just started when Bu Samah struck again, scoring the fourth goal for his team. Meanwhile, Wasit Youth kept their offense going, and Abdulrahman Al Shamsi scored a great goal amid mounting pressure. With the score set at 4-1, TG’s players retaliated fast and hard. Goals were raining for TG now -- Saif Al Kaabi followed by Issa Mohammed, and finally, Mohammed Bayat – their back-to-back goals sealed the game with a final score of 7-1.
To support rising talents morally and technically, and ensure their safety, the Sharjah Sports channel honoured Wasit Youth’s player Mohamed Aiman, who was injured during his team’s previous match, where he showed great sportsmanship and supported his team to achieve a great 12-1 win against Talento.
Sharjah Sports Channel was launched in 2007 under the umbrella of the Sharjah Media Corporation (SMC), as a specialised and independent sports platform to provide media and field coverage of an array of local, regional and international sporting events, tournaments and championships, such as Sharjah Sports Desert Festival (SSDF), which is organised annually by the channel.
The channel also provides special coverage for a number of local sporting events, including the Arab Women Sports Tournament (AWST), the annual Sharjah Grand Prix -- the final round of the UIM F1 Powerboat World Championship, Sharjah International Cycling Tour, Belgian Football League, and other local, Arab and international sporting competitions.