Batelco Gunners United and Winning beat their respective semi-final opponents to set up a final showdown in the 5th Nasser bin Hamad Ramadan Sports Tournament “Nasser 12”.
Batelco downed Victorious 4-0, while Winning defeated Al Saqr Al Abyadh with the same score on Saturday at Khalifa Sports City stadium.
Mamado Drammy emerged hero for Batelco after scoring a brace, while Abdullah Al Hashash and Mohammed Al Sindi completed the rout for the winners.
Meanwhile, Winning’s goals came from Yousif Al Salem, Mohammed bin Fusal, Yasser Mohammed and Ali Haroon.
Winning team president Khalid Al Ajman hailed his team for overcoming many obstacles to reach the final.
“We assembled this team quickly and we had only five days to prepare them before the tournament’s kick-off,” Al Ajman said.
“Honestly, we wanted from the beginning to compete for winning this year’s title and our dream is still alive. We can make it as we have a strong squad.”
Meanwhile, the Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) joined the sponsors of the tournament.
The sponsorship was hailed by the High Organising Committee of Nasser 12, which said it would be a key factor for the success of the tournament and would promote its noble goals.
The High Organising Committee added that GPIC’s sponsorship would motivate the young players and acknowledges their talents, skills and abilities in football.
GPIC president Dr Abdulrahman Jawahery expressed his delight at having the company among the sponsors of the tournament, thanking Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa for his unwavering efforts to support youth and sports in Bahrain.
He stated that supporting youth and sports is a national duty of the company and it is also part of its social responsibility.