Islamabad: The football team of Embassy of Kingdom of Saudi Arabia defeated Brazil United team in final match and clinched the Gerry’s Diplomatic Football League in Islamabad. The Saudi Embassy team won the last crucial and decisive match against Brazil United by 6-3 goals to become the crown champions with a total of 24 points.
Spectators witnessed some thrilling and dramatic matches between the top teams of the League. The Brazil United team not only lost the final match but also dropped from the second spot to third position with 19 points on the table.
In another match, the Arab Tent team won the match in the last minutes against Kazakhstan Embassy by 5-4 goals and grabbed the second position in the Gerry’s League with 21 points. The German Embassy (16 points) took the fourth and Kazakhstan Embassy took fifth place, while the Europe Team came last in the League.
At the last day of the Gerry’s League, Mr. Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graced the occasion with his presence as chief guest. He was accompanied by Ms. Agnes Pompos, Head of Missions’ Relation and Communications of Gerry’s Visa, representative of the title sponsor of the League.
The chief guest, Mr. Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki lauded the efforts made by Sanjrani Oxen Enterprises and the tittle sponsors Gerry’s for reviving football in Pakistan and especially for the diplomatic community. The Ambassador congratulated the Saudi players for winning the League for the second consecutive time since its beginning and appreciated the skills and enthusiasm all other participating teams.
The Top scorer with 28 goals and organizer of the league, Mubasher Sanjrani appreciated tittle sponsor Gerry’s, Marriot Hotel Islamabad and other sponsors for making the event possible and their contribution and promotion of the League.
Ms. Agnes Pompos, representative of Gerry’s said it was very important for the company to support events like this in order to promote health and outdoor activities, especially during the times of the COVID pandemic. Ms. Pompos appreciated the enthusiasm of the players and the commitment of the organizers.
There were a total of six teams representing more than 16 nationalities in Gerry’s Diplomatic Football League.