The Syrian National Olympic Committee concluded the Syrian Revolution Cup football tournament, with the final game bringing the Olympic Al-Salam Team against the Nasr Sports Team.
The final match was attended by President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Nasr Al-Hariri, Vice-president Ruba Habboush, coordinator of the SOC’s Office of Syndicates and Unions Abdul Majeed Barakat, member of the political committee Salem Al-Meslet, Director of the SOC’s Representation Office in Gaziantep Muhammad Al-Shamali, Secretary General of the Olympic National Committee Ahmed Al-Ali, and heads of Committee’s offices.
In a speech addressed to Syrian athletes, Al-Hariri emphasized the important role Syrian athletes are playing in conveying the cause of the Syrian people to all parts of the world and representing the Syrian revolution.
He also stressed the need of continuing these sports tournaments which demonstrate the Syrian people’s love for life and cling to hope. They also bear the values of insistence on emancipation from Russian and Iranian tyranny and occupation.
At the end of the match, which Nasr team won 2-1, Al-Hariri honored the winners along with a number of Syrian athletes, including Marwan Mona, former player of the Syrian national team and Hattin football Club.
The tournament started on September 27 under the title The Syrian Revolution Cup in the Turkish province of Gaziantep. Sixteen teams representing the southern Turkish states competed under the knockout system. (Source: SOC’s Media Department)