QFA’s Under-23 League to kick off on Monday
Qatar Football Association and sponsors Qatargas reiterate commitment to promote and groom young talent.
The third season of the Qatargas U-23 Football League will kick off on Monday, with Umm Salal taking on Al Arabi in the opening game.
A venture to promote and nurture talent among the Qatari youth, the U-23 league was launched by the Qatar Football Association (QFA) in partnership with Qatargas in 2017-18.
At a press conference on Sunday, the QFA and Qatargas renewed their commitment to the partnership and underlined their desire to back talented youngsters to come through the ranks.
Khalid Al Kuwari, QFA’s Director of Marketing and Communications, said plenty of effort had been made to showcase the league to the fans.
“Preparations for this edition started after the end of the last season itself. A full-fledged marketing and media plan has been put in place in co-operation with Qatargas and Al Kass Television Channel to showcase a perfect league,” said Al Kuwari. “The league offers great opportunities to U-23 players to play in a competitive atmosphere, leading to their participation in the first division clubs’ matches and subsequently, the national team.”
Ali Ibrahim Al Sulaiti, Public Relations Manager, Qatargas, echoed similar sentiments.
“We’re hopeful our support for the league will go a long way in taking Qatar football to greater heights,” said Al Sulaiti.
Matches will be played on Mondays and Tuesdays, featuring teams from all the QSL clubs. Al Duhail will be looking to complete a hat-trick this time, having won the first two editions.