Manama, His Highness Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa, Supreme Council for Youth and Sport First Deputy Chairman, General Sports Authority Chairman and Bahrain Olympic Committee President, patronised and attended the Egyptian Basketball Super Cup between champions and cup winners, Al-Ahly, and runners-up, Al-Zamalek, held today at the Khalifa Sports City Hall.
Sports leaders, diplomatic corps, the delegations of the two clubs and representatives of the Bahraini and Egyptian basketball associations attended the match which ended 64-60 in favour of Al-Ahly Club.
HH Shaikh Khalid expressed delight over the kingdom’s hosting of the Egyptian Basketball Super Cup for the first time, reflecting the solid fraternal relations between the two countries.
His Highness lauded the outstanding success of the event, citing the massive attendance of spectators and distinguished media coverage, thanks to the two clubs’ reputation and popularity in Egypt and the Arab world.
HH Shaikh Khalid bin Hamad stressed the importance of holding more joint sporting events to enhance rapprochement among the two countries’ youth, wishing both teams continued success.
Source: Bahrain News Agency