The annual female sports competition was joined by 7 teams from Ahli Sidab Club, Etifaq Club, SQU, GUtech, University Nizwa, PDO and IPEN.
For GUtech team the competition marked the second highlight in the Academic Year 16-17, after the team of coach Gunni Pfaff, joined the first OFA organized Women Futsal League competition at Bosher Complex in autumn 2016.
The team lead by captain Basma Al Rashdi, who won the Best Scorer Award with 10 goals, played a fantastic tournament and reached the 4th place after a dramatic last match, when GUtech could even make it to the 2nd place, but lost 2:4 against the final overall tournament winner Al Etifaq Club. Besides 5 well experienced senior players, 3 new students joined the team and made their first tournament experience. Unfortunately, long term team member Yusra Al Shukri had to withdraw from the competition due to an injury.
For a large number of players, who will graduate this year, the competition was the last event as GUtech team members and can be added to the unique story of the most successful Women university-futsal team in Oman to date. GUtech futsal team (Women) won in the young Omani university futsal history, 2 times the Futsal University Championships of the Ministry of Sports Affairs. Four Gutech’s players were members of the Oman University National Team to compete at the Arab University Championships in Jordan 2015 as well. Additionally five team members joined the Futsal and Football coaching license courses of the Oman Football Association hosted by GUtech in February 2016 and became licensed OFA instructors.
Coach Gunni Pfaff is confident, that the female futsal at GUtech will continue to flourish : “We will definitely continue with our futsal training, teaching new students the basics of futsal and taking in more new students for the trainings in the coming Academic Year. The new players joining SQU competition showed already the necessary discipline, team spirit and good futsal skills and kept up with players of the other university teams.”
Team members: Basma Al Rashdi (captain), Zuwaina Al Zakwani, Jokha Al Zakwani, Hanan Al Habsi, Sumaiya Al Shuhimi, Nawal Al Amri, Maia Kuhnen, Duaa Al Risi, Maather Al Hashimi and Muzna Al Badri.
Post released by Michail Mangasarov