Baghdad, The Minister of Youth and Sports Adnan Darjal from the Qatari capital, Doha, announced that Iraq intends to present the new version of the Gulf Championship in Basra in an impressive manner, especially in light of the presence of large fans.
Darjal said in a press statement: “Basra will present an impressive copy for the Gulf Cup 25, especially with the passion of the Iraqi masses who can support the championship, since the world will live in early 2021 a countdown to the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic and its end, which is reassuring.”
He indicated that Basra has facilities and stadiums at the highest level, as there is a “Basra International Stadium” with a capacity of 65 thousand spectators and “Al-Faiha Stadium” with a capacity of 10 thousand spectators. He added “The Menaa Olympic Stadium”, with a capacity of 30,000 spectators, will be among the stadiums hosting the tournament matches, and it is on the verge of completion to be a great addition.
The minister pledged to provide all the necessary requirements for the success of the championship in terms of administrative, security and organizational matters at the highest levels, with the presence of volunteer teams and support services that will be ensured by the governmental and popular effort.
He stressed: “The ministry is seeking to complete the second phase of the Sports City in Basra, and to complete all the additional facilities and services in it.”
It is noteworthy that: “Iraq obtained initial approval from the Gulf Cup administration to host the 25th edition of the tournament in Basra.”
Source: National Iraqi News Agency