Lakers, Tahreer win openers in wheelchair basketball tourney

KUWAIT: The Lakers and Tahreer teams were the winners of the opening matches of the first local wheelchair basketball tournament organized by Kuwait Handicapped Club.

Lakers defeated Aboudka 62/42, as the Lakers had control from the onset and kept a large margin due to the outstanding performance of the national team star Yousuf Khalaf, despite of the captain of the national team Essa Al-Fadhly being on the other side.

The second match saw Tahreer defeating the Olympian due to 43/39, as the match was competitive and was only decided in the fourth quarter.

KHC treasurer, President of the Asian Handicapped Basketball Association Saad Al-Azmaa lauded the high technical level in the tournament as well as the performance of the national team players. He said the tournament is important as the national team is preparing for the West Asia tournament to be held in Jordan and the 2018 Asiad to be held in Jakarta.

By Abdellatif Sharaa