The Syrian national rugby team will participate in the Arab Championship, which will be launched the day after tomorrow in the United Arab Emirates, in the men's and women's categories.
Our national team plays in the men’s category within the group that includes the teams of Tunisia, the Emirates, Palestine and Sudan, while our women’s team plays in the group that includes the national teams of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya, Jordan and the Emirates, where the tournament is held in a league system for one stage.
The men's team was supported by player Karim Musa Youssef, 27, who plays for the Chilean club Old Rits, which is one of the distinguished rugby clubs, and achieved remarkable results with him in many local tournaments in Chile.
In a statement to SANA, Youssef said: “I started playing rugby 14 years ago in the Chilean club Protoment, and I am currently playing with the first team in the rugby league.
Youssef added: Rugby in Chile is one of the advanced games, and it has a wide audience and its level is advanced, and my ambition is to reach the world, which is a goal not far away, pointing out that rugby is an enjoyable sport and is practiced by adults and children. It is a game that depends on the collective spirit, and it is played by two teams and requires specific skills. and techniques that are acquired through training over time.
Youssef expressed his happiness at playing with his country's national team in the Arab Championship, indicating that he will do his best with his colleagues to achieve good results and compete strongly for the top spot in the championship.
Our team participating in the tournament in the men’s category includes Osama Haiba, Omran Ajna, Muhannad Sham, Maher Al-Nabulsi, Ammar Bouzo, Al-Hassan Barakat, Karim Musa, Fadi Jarjour, Moayad Maarawi, Hussein Diop, Sameh Ramadan and Malath Lutfi, led by Tunisian coach Dhafer Al-Qazah.
As for our women’s team, it includes Sarah Abdel-Baqi, Raghad Abu Ammar, Al-Yamamah Abu Ras, Duha Melhem, Luna Al-Samran, Ruba Rifa’a, Raneem Al-Safadi, Nicole Al-Darawi, Alaa Sareeddin, Nevin Al-Ghadban, Hala Al-Awar and Amal Nasr, led by Argentine coach Maria Carolina Bravo.
Muhammad Al-Rahil and Hana Sokoor
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