Qatar Football AssociationNews
17.09.2015 0:45 in :

DOHA: Football stepped one step forward in Qatar on Wednesday when it
was announced that Qatargas and Qatar Football Association (QFA) have
jointly launched the third season of the Qatargas League.

In its third edition, the Qatargas League will witness the
participation of a total of 18 teams in which 14 are reserve teams and
4 are second division teams.

The league is set to kick off on Sunday, 20th September 2015 and run
until the end of the season.

The 2015/2016 season launch was attended by Mansoor Al Ansari,
Secretary General of QFA, Hamad Al Kuwari, QFA’s Chief Operation
Officer (Acting), Azam Abdul Aziz Al-Mannai, Qatargas Public
Relations Manager, members of the media, and Qatargas and QFA staff.

Launching the third season of the league is a demonstration of the
fruitful and successful cooperation between QFA and Qatargas which
started in 2013.

During his speech at the launch event, Hamad Al Kuwari, QFA’s
Executive Director of Operations (Acting), said: “The third season of
Qatargas League is an opportunity to discover the talent of some of
the players in the reserve and second division teams. We would like to
extend our gratitude to Qatargas for their constant support towards
QFA’s tournaments and we look forward to working with them in the
coming years to build on the existing strong relationship.”

He added: “This tournament plays a very important role in the ongoing
development of Qatari football and overall improvement of the
technical level of the participating teams.”


Azam Abdul Aziz Al-Mannai, Qatargas Public Relations Manager said:
“The Qatargas League has now grown remarkably and contributed towards
promoting and enhancing the game over the past two seasons, meeting
our objectives in taking Qatar’s football to new heights, especially
as the country is getting ready to host the World Cup in 2022.I thank
the Qatar Football Association for providing us the opportunity to be
part of the State of Qatar’s efforts to be one of the world’s leading
sports destinations. Furthermore, we are delighted to partner with QFA
to support this exciting league that brings together some of the most
aspiring young footballers in Qatar.”

“We are also proud to say that our CSR initiatives contribute to the
human development pillar of Qatar’s National Vision 2030, which seeks
to develop all its people physically and mentally to enable them to
sustain a prosperous society,” Al-Mannai said.

The 4 second division teams for this season include Al Shamal, Al
Shahania, Muaither, and Al Makrhiya, and are all going to battle it
out on the field for a chance to be promoted to the Qatar Stars League

Last year, Al Rayyan was named Champion of the 2014/2015 season while
Al Shamal won the title in the 1st edition in the 2013/2014 season.