The finalists in the volleyball and padel tennis were decided as the third Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports Tournament heads to a conclusion this weekend.
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Dubai 2021 and Innovate set up a mouth-watering clash in the volleyball final with contrasting wins, while Emilio Misas and Pedro Rios defeated Guillermo Villafane and Jordi Hernandez in straight sets to ease into the padel tennis men’s open final.
While Dubai 2021 brushed aside Fohood Zabeel in straight sets 3-0 (25-23, 25-22, 25-21), Surprise put up a gallant show before going down in four sets (26-24, 19-25, 18-25, 17- 25) against a sprightly Innovate in the two volleyball semi-finals.
In padel tennis, the last preliminary round match for the men’s open was a one-sided affair as Misas and Rios won 6-2, 6-1 to set up a final meeting against unbeaten pair of Alexander Farquharson and Javier Lopez Garcia. German Zunica and Hassan Sharif will take on Villafane and Hernandez in the fight for third place.
The UAE Nationals final will see the country’s top tennis player Omar Behroozian and Mohammed Al Janahi take on the Ahli brothers, Mohammed and Abdullah, after the siblings fought back from a break down to win 7-5, 6-2 over Sheikh Saeed Bin Hasher Al Maktoum and Omar Sharif.
Meanwhile, Australia’s Mike Andrews and India’s Sanjay Prabhu picked up gold medals in contrasting style on the final day of the archery competition.
Andrews, who holds a dual nationality with Great Britain and Australia, got the better of Abu- Dhabi-based Saeed Al Tamimi of Yemen 7-3 in the Recurve Men’s resident category.
And Prabhu’s gold medal in the Compound Men’s category came without any contest as his opponent Wissam Torbay failed to turn up for the championship decider due to work commitments.
Chrigel Maurer leads the Red Bull X Alps race between Salzburg and Monaco on Tuesday (7th July) after arriving at Turnpoint 4 near Lermoos, Austria ahead of the chasing pack.
Eight teams have earned their place in the Quarter Finals of Zayed Sports City’s Ramadan Football Tournament, following three weeks of tightly fought competition in the group stage.
With Abu Dhabi’s top amateurs’ sights set on the AED 40,000 prize fund at stake, the ZSC Ramadan Cup is proving to be the UAE’s most hotly contested football event this summer.
The competition, which kicked off in June with 24 teams defying the heat, will see returning teams, Zayed Sports City, Directorate of Traffic, Emirates ID, Al Fuad Club and ZADCO, as well as newcomers, Environmental Authority, Bin Hamoodah Auto and Majles Abu Ghanim compete in the Quarter Finals.
Playing in the ZSC Ramadan Football Cup for the fourth year in a row, Fadi Abu Morra said: “The tournament gets better and more competitive each year, and this group stage has been particularly challenging with every team playing at a high level.
"It is a tough league, but we have played many matches in order to prepare for the ZSC Ramadan Football Tournament.”
Maria Gedeon, Director of Marketing, Zayed Sports City, added: “Abu Dhabi has a clear love of football, with both the FIFA Club World Cup and the Asian Games coming to our city soon.
"This also translates to community play, and is reflected in the standard of competition and number of teams taking part in the Ramadan Football Tournament this year. It is inspiring to see people from so many backgrounds commit to fast, train and compete during the holy month.
"In addition to this, it’s very special to see so much support from community members at their games.”
Not only celebrating the spirit of the holy month, the Ramadan Football Cup reflects Zayed Sports City’s ongoing commitment to develop sporting talent and promote healthy living in the UAE.
The seven-a-side Ramadan Football Cup Quarter Finals and Semi Finals take place at Zayed Sports City on 8 and 9 July 2015, before culminating with the Final on 12 July 2015. The event is free and open to the public to watch the games, providing a unique opportunity to enjoy time with family and friends whilst seeing live football.
For more information about the ZSC Ramadan Football Tournament, please contact [email protected] or call 02 403 4222.