Saudi Commentary On The Beautiful Game
In recent years, there has been a trend among football commentators in Saudi Arabia to focus on creating suspense and excitement rather than providing insightful analysis and knowledge of the game. While this approach may make for a more entertaining broadcast, it is...
First Saudi Women Football League
Saudi female football teams are getting ready to start playing in the first Saudi Female Football League (WFL). The league was set to start in October after being launched in February 2020 by the Saudi Sports for All Federation (SFA). Two years after women were...
Saudi Women Football League All Set
British Broadcasting Cooperation BBC and Cable News Network CNN reported this week that the Saudi government launched a football league for women widening sports activities for women in the country.
With the establishment of the Sports Ministry recently, among 2 other ministries, in addition to increasing sports facilities, activities, possibilities for women, making it a compulsory subject at school and addition to the many sport events that have been/are taking place in the Kingdom lately, it looks like sports is an area that will play a significant role in the diversification of the Saudi Arabian economy.
Dakar Rally Route: a 5000km Drive Through Desert
The 42nd Dakar Rally Saudi Arabia route was announced this month. After 30 years of adventures in Africa and 10 years of excitement in South America, the rally will take place for the first time in Asia. Among the drivers, are 13 women on the challenging route to drive. This week, Burj Khalifa in Dubai displayed images of the Dakar Rally, Saudi Arabia. Of the 7,500 km route, 5000 km will be driving against the clock.
My First Visit to a Football Match in Jeddah
Al-Ittihad is my football team from Jeddah. I grew up in a family that sees the world through yellow and black (our team’s colors). It’s called “Dean of Saudi Football” because it is the oldest club, having been founded in the 1920s. The history of Al-Ittihad is filled with trophies and wins. Today, they are playing against AlTawaoun from Tabouk in the final game for the Crown Prince’s Cup. It’s a particularly important game because Al-Ittihad faced difficult financial times in the last two years, resulting in the team being in 13th place out of 16 in the Saudi Football League. Energy and enthusiasm were low as the team was facing the Second league.
Heela Alfaraj: A Female Football Commentator
Heela Alfaraj is the first female voice to comment on female football games in Saudi Arabia. She will start her job at the beginning of next month, commenting on the First Female Six-Day Football Clubs Championship taking place in Damamm in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia. The tournament will host 200 female players representing 16 teams from Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Kuwait, Oman, and Bahrain. Saudi female football has been active since 2006, but this is the first competition of its kind. The aim of this tournament is to support female sports in the region.