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Syria beat Serbia to win Dubai Community Basketball Cup


Syrian team psoe with the trophy after winning the basketball tourney.

Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

Syrian expatriates found something to rejoice for with a convincing victory over Serbia in the final of the Dubai Community Basketball Cup, organsised by Jam Sports Academy in collaboration with Dubai Sports Council (DSC) at the Al Nasr Sports Club.

The event was attended by none other than the Counsel General of Syria himself along with the fans, who flocked the arena to root for their team.


The Syrian team defeated Serbia 70-55 in the final of the 8-team men’s tournament, which also featured teams representing the Philippines, India, Lebanon, Turkey, France and Sri Lanka.


Syria picked up the cream of the individual awards as well, with Amer Al Sati winning the Most Valuable Player award, and Humam Karkukli picking up the Best Coach award. The Syrian captain Tarek Al Husari, meanwhile, was adjudged the Ideal Player of the tournament.


Earlier in the semi-finals, Syria had defeated India 85-63, while Serbia had prevailed 66-52 over the Philippines. The Indians later defeated the Philippines in the third-place play-off.


With natives of more than 200 countries calling Dubai their home, Dubai Sports Council has been regularly launching new initiatives and adding new events to its calendar for the benefit of every member of Dubai’s diverse community, providing them with an opportunity to compete in their favourite sports in a fun-filled environment, and encouraging them to embrace a physically active lifestyle.


The Council has also been working with and encouraging partners in the private sector to join its community initiatives and support the wise leadership’s vision of turning Dubai into one of the most physically active places on the planet, and creating a vibrant, healthy and happy community.

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