Lekhwiya, Jaish win to make it an all-Qatar final

El Jaish’s Megannem Heykel (third from right) prepares to shoot for a goal against Kuwaiti club Al Qurain during their Asian Handball Clubs’ League Championship semi-final at Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiya Sports Hall yesterday. Heykel scored eight goals.

Fans at the newly-built Ali Bin Hamad Al-Attiya Sports Hall will watch two of their homegrown clubs battle it out for the title tomorrow, after Qatar’s El Jaish and Lekhwiya reached the 17th Asian Handball Clubs’ League Championship final.

Lekhwiya was the first to book a berth in the final as they defeated Al Kuwait Club of Kuwait 33-30 in a keenly fought semifinal yesterday. Lekwhiya had stand-out performances across the court but it was a result largely built on the craft of goalkeeper Branimir Boucek, who stopped almost everything that the opposition threw at him, including a crucial penalty from the Kuwait team’s highest scorer Mohamed al-Gharaballi in the last 10 minutes of the game.
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Source News: Gulf Times
Photo: Shemeer Rasheed