Qatar Football AssociationCSR
30.11.2017 11:38 in : &

Doha: Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) is set to play defending champions Qatar University (QU) in the final of the fifth University League this weekend. The match will kick off at 8pm on Thursday, November 30, at Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) Recreation Center, Pitch 1.

In addition, the third-place playoff will be played ahead of the final at 7pm, and will see Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC), who lost to TAMUQ 3-1 in the semi-finals last weekend, take on Carnegie Mellon University (CMU-Q), who lost to QU 1-0 in the semi-finals.

Winning the semi-final last week qualified TAMUQ for the University League final for the first time since the launch of the league in 2013, while QU has reached and won all four previous finals.

Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Sub-Leagues Committee, Qatar Football Association (QFA), said: “We are very happy to see a different kind of final this year considering that the last three editions have featured Qatar University and Qatar Aeronautical College. Seeing Texas A&M University at Qatar qualify to the final for the very first time shows that the players have developed greatly. I wish all teams the best of luck this Thursday and I look forward to witnessing great sportsmanship on the field.”

Nine colleges and universities are participating in this year’s league. The universities were divided into two groups in the draw which took place in October, with five teams in Group A and four teams in Group B. Defending champions QU were in group B with College of North Atlantic – Qatar, Hamad Bin Khalifa University, and QAC, while group A featured TAMUQ, Georgetown University in Qatar, Academic Bridge Program, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar, and CMU-Q.

The competition is sponsored by the Supreme Committee for Delivery & Legacy as the official strategic partner, Ooredoo as the official telecommunication partner, Qatar National Bank as the exclusive financial partner, Nike as the official supplier, and Al Kass Sports Channels as the official broadcaster.