Syrian footballers Somah, Khribin nominated for Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017

Damascus – Syrian football players Omar al-Somah and Omar Khribin are among the ten players nominated by the Arab Sports Press Union (UPSA) for the Best Arab Football Player of the Year Award 2017, SANA reported.

The Union’s special referendum commission selected the nominees basing on their individual and collective achievements within their national clubs and teams. 100 specialized sports journalists in football will participate in the referendum.

The list of nominees also include: the Egyptian footballer Mohamed Salah (Liverpool Club), the Moroccan  Karim Al Ahmadi (Feyenoord Rotterdam of Netherlands), the Saudi Nawaf al-Abed (al-Hilal Saudi Club), the Tunisian Youssef Msakni (al-Duhai,l Qatari Club), the Emirati Omar Abdul-Rahman (al-Ain Club), the Algerian Yassine Ibrahimi (FC Porto, Portugal), Moroccan Ashraf Bensherki (Morocco/Widad AC), and the Iraqi  Mohannad Abdul-Raheem Karrar (Al-Dhafra club, the UAE).

Syrian athlete Alaa al-Krad wins title the best wrestler in German Budesliga

Damascus – Having strong will and determination to counter challenges and difficult circumstances and leave a mark wherever they go and in whatever they do, Syrian athletes continue to gain international fame and maintain the good reputation of their country through their remarkable achievements.

Born in 2001, the talented Syrian freestyle wrestler Alaa Fadi al-Krad was able to win over his German competitors during youth wrestling tournaments in less than two years and captured the title of the best wrestler in the German Budesliga.

Syria’s Omar Khribin named AFC Player of 2017

Bangkok - Syria’s national football team member Omar Khribin has been rewarded for his outstanding year by being named the AFC Player of the Year for 2017, SANA reported.

The 23-year-old received the prize at the Asian Football Confederation’s Annual Awards in Bangkok on Wednesday.

In a statement after receiving his award, Khribin said “I will do my utmost to maintain this achievement by providing a good performance and achieving more in various continental and international championships.”

Khribin is the first Syrian player to be named as the continent’s best player.

Syrian National Basketball team beats Indian counterpart 74/57

New Delhi – Syrian National Basketball team on Sunday beat its Indian counterpart 74\57 in the match held in Bangalore city within the qualifications of the 2019 Basketball World Cup.

The Syrian team ended the first half of the game by 35/28 and beat the Indian team 74/57 at the end of the match.

The team will conclude the first round by meeting Lebanon on February 23rd, 2018, SANA reported.

Syrian karate team wins three medals in the 9th Arab Championship

Beirut – The national team for Kyokushinkai karate on Tuesday won three medals, two silvers and a bronze, within the 9th Arab Championship held in Beirut, Lebanon, with the participation of 159 athletes from Lebanon, Iraq, Palestine, Tunis, Egypt, UAE, Libya, and Syria, SANA reported.

The two silver medals were won by Khuder al-Salem and Mohammed Joumaa in the 55 kg and 65 kg categories respectively, while Lama al-Housami won the bronze for women under 65 kg.