Teams confirmed for Baa Atoll Unity Futsal Challenge

Soneva Fushi vs Faims United at last year's Baa Atoll Unity Futsal Challenge. ET FILE PHOTO

Soneva Fushi vs Faims United at last year’s Baa Atoll Unity Futsal Challenge. ET FILE PHOTO

 

by Raaif Yoosuf

Teams have been confirmed for the atoll wide futsal tournament organized by Baa atoll capital Eydhafushi’s Club The Beginners (TB).

A total 12 teams are in competition for the championship that will run from 1 to 14 March.

They are Soneva Fushi, Maalhos Youth Club, Faims United (Eydhafushi), Anantara Kihavah Villas, Hurawalhi island resort, Kings United (Dharavandhoo), Ekuveri Guys (Kuda Rikilu), Irumathi Lovers (Eydhafushi), United V (Eydhafushi), Kihaad Maldives, Reethi Beach resort, Royal Island resort and Coco Palm resort.

The tourney, which started in 2014 and was earlier named in honor of the late Ahmed Shaaheen, was rebranded this year under the name Baa Atoll Unity Futsal Challenge. Earlier, it was named as Al Marhoom Ahmed Shaaheen Memorial Futsal Challenge.

Teams will be drawn into groups on Monday.

According to TB, the aim of the event is to promote futsal at the atoll level and create more futsal players. Fraternity and competition are also encouraged among the futsal teams of Baa atoll local communities and resorts.

Another aim is to improve social ties and the team spirit, and create more futsal talent and improve the status of futsal across the whole Maldives, TB said.

The tournament’s telecommunications partner is Dhiraagu, while Eydhafushi Times (ET) is once again the online media partner.

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