Thu, 28 Oct, 2021
Muscat: The preparations for the AFC Under-22 Championship 2013 that will be hosted by Oman next month are going on in full swing, the local organisers confirmed on Wednesday.
Speaking to the local media in Muscat, Khalid Hamad Hamood Al Busaidi, President of the Oman Football Association (OFA) said his team is working hard to make the tournament a grand success.
"This is a great championship that the country will be hosting and for us this is going to be a challenging task but our team is working hard to ensure the success of the tournament," Al Busaidi was quoted as saying to the Times of Oman.
AFC President Shaikh Salman Al Khalifa will be the guest for the final along with other 64 delegations from AFC.
"That shows the importance of the tournament. A number of football federation heads will also be coming for the event," he informed. The championship which will have 16 teams including host Oman will be held from January 11 to 26 at three venues in the country.
The matches will be held at Sultan Qaboos Sports Complex in Bausher, Royal Oman Police (ROP) Stadium in Wattayah and Seeb Sports Complex.
Apart from the six other venues that include SQSC, Muscat Club, Ahli-Sidab Club, Bausher Club and two grounds at Sultan Qaboos University will be used as training centres for the participating teams.