Students display impressive performance in SOP Football Competitions

DOHA, January 24, 2019. Students kept their impressive performance in the football competitions (first and second levels) within the 12th edition of Schools Olympic Program in presence of SOP officials and coaches at the Aspire Academy outdoor playgrounds on Wednesday.

In the  first level competitions for government schools (group A), Kamal Nagi and Umm Salal schools qualified to the third round after secured first and second places in their respective group. 

In group (B), Al Manar and Khalifa model schools cruised their way to the third round , Al Manar defeated Umm Al Amad Independent 3-0 and Khalifa outclassed Ali bin Abdullah Independent 3-0 while drew 2-2 with Al Mahd and 2-2 with Al  Manar schools. 

In group (C) , Simaisma topped the group and Simaisma and Abi Hanifa Model schools progressed to the third round, following their victories over Othman bin Affan and Saud bin Abdulrahman.

Group (D) has seen Al Shorouq Independent topped the group and both schools, Al Shorouq Independent and Al Qadisiyah Model, progressed to the third round, following deserving wins against Saad Bin Abi Waqqas and Al Wukair.

In the same competitions for private schools, Oscar Academy qualified for the third round after its 4-0 and 3-0 victories over Alfaisal Academy and Iqra English Boys school respectively. In the second group, Al-Noor Private school qualified after winning the Sudanese 1-2 and then Doha Academy (Salwa branch) with a score of 5-1. In the third group Doha Modern Indian school qualified after winning the Al-Noor 3-1. Group 4 saw the the qualification of Al Manar (Al Dafna) after its 3-1 victory over American Academy and a draw with Gulf English school.

The Committee decided to qualify Alfaisal International Academy, The Gulf English school and Ebla International school for the third round as the best teams ranked second in five groups, turning the total number of schools progressed to the third round from five into eight. 

The SOP is held annually as a collaborative effort of Qatar School Sports Federation (QSSF) and Ministry of Education and Higher Education, with hundreds of student athletes competing from all over Qatar.

The SOP committee aims to spread a culture of sports throughout Qatar’s schools and to engage the entire community in active and healthy lifestyles while retaining local values and traditions.