Tournament debutants Istiqlol on Friday became the first club from Tajikistan to qualify for the Asian Champions League last 16 despite suffering a 2-1 defeat to Uzbekistan’s AGMK.
The tournament is being organised under the framework of Dubai Sports Council’s development plans for junior football in Dubai, and its plans to increase opportunities to compete for age group players as well as to prepare the academy teams for the upcoming season.
New Zealand golfer Daniel Hillier made the most of his tournament invite to claim the halfway lead in the World Invitational on Friday.
Five leading UAE-based amateur golfers have a chance of claiming a once-in-a-lifetime place at both the Masters and the 150th Open championship, at St Andrews next year, as they line up for a winner-takes-all four days at the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship (AAC) from November 3-6 at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club.
A fine display of splendid bowling spells from South Africa’s legendary leg spinner Imran Tahir and Pakistan’s left-arm pacer Muhammad Amir and three centuries provided an electrifying start to CBFS T20 tournament at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
To attract players and strengthen ranks, Sharjah Women’s Sports Club organized a two-day shooting tournament for ages 12–16 in cooperation with Sajaya Young Ladies of Sharjah.