ISLAMABAD: The final matches of Gerry’s Diplomatic Football league concluded after some thrilling and dramatic matches in Islamabad between the top teams of the League.
The team of the Saudi Embassy won the last crucial and decisive match again Brazil United, scoring 6-3 goals to become the crown champions with a total of 24 points. Brazil United dropped from the second spot to third position with 19 points on the table.
The Arab Tent won against Kazakhstan Embassy in the last minutes of the match by 5-4 goals and grabbed the second position in the Gerry’s League with 21 points. The German Embassy took the fourth position with 16 points, while the Kazakhstan Embassy took fifth place and the Europe Team came last in the League.
At the last day of the Gerry’s League, H.E. Mr. Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia graced the occasion with his presence as chief guest. He was accompanied by Ms. Agnes Pompos, Head of Missions’ Relation and Communications of Gerry’s Visa, representative of the title sponsor of the League.
The distinguished guest, H.E Mr. Nawaf Bin Said Al-Malki lauded the efforts made by Sanjrani Oxen Enterprises and the tittle sponsors Gerry’s for reviving football in Pakistan and especially for the diplomatic community. The Ambassador congratulated the Saudi players for winning the Diplomatic League for the second consecutive time since its beginning and appreciated the skills and enthusiasm all other participating teams.
Following the first six matches where each team played one match against every other team, Brazil United remained unbeaten and occupied the top spot, while the team of the Saudi Embassy stood at third spot behind second placed Arab Embassy. The last two weeks brought a lot of excitement and a renewed zeal from the victorious teams as they turned around the results of the Gerry’s Diplomatic League.
Mubasher Sanjrani, the Organizer of the Gerry’s Diplomatic Football League and Top Scorer of the League with 28 goals appreciated Gerry’s for being the tittle sponsors and making the event possible, and also thanked Marriot Hotel Islamabad, Leisure League and other sponsors for their contribution and promotion of the League.
Ms. Agnes Pompos, representative of Gerry’s said it was very important for the company to support events such as the Gerry’s Diplomatic League in order to promote health and outdoor activities, especially during the times of the COVID pandemic. Ms. Pompos appreciated the enthusiasm of the players and the commitment of the organizers.
The Diplomatic community had a great experience in Gerry’s Diplomatic Football League and players cherished the efforts of the organizers for providing a wonderful platform to spread the message of healthy sports activities in Pakistan. There were a total of six teams representing more than 16 nationalities in Gerry’s Diplomatic Football League.