QU clinches University League 2017-2018 title

 03 Dec 2017 - 10:38

QU clinches University League 2017-2018 title

The Peninsula

Qatar University (QU) won the University League 2017-18 for the fifth consecutive time after beating Texas A&M University at Qatar (TAMUQ) 1-0 in the last minute of an exciting final match at Qatar Foundation’s (QF’s) Recreation Center Pitch 1 this weekend.

Scoring the only goal of the match in the 24th minute of the second half was by QU’s Abdullah Al Majed.

Additionally, Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar (CMU-Q) beat Qatar Aeronautical College (QAC) in the league’s third-place playoff which took place earlier in the night, with a final score of 4-3.  

An award ceremony was held to honour the first, second, and third place teams, along with the Qatar Football Association (QFA) referees.

QU received a cash prize of QR30,000, while TAMUQ and CMU-Q received QR20,000 and QR 15,000 respectively.

Hilal Al Mohannadi, Chairman of the Sub-Leagues Committee at QFA, commented: “I would like to congratulate Qatar University for winning the title of the 2017-18 University League for the fifth time in a row, as well as Texas A&M University at Qatar and Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar for earning the second and third place team honours respectively.

“It was truly a thrilling final match and both teams played their best until the last minute of the match.

“We look forward to launching the sixth edition of the University League with Qatar Foundation and hope more colleges and universities come on board to be part of this exciting tournament. The University League is an example of QFA’s commitment to nurturing a football culture among the youth, and providing a platform for the youth to be able to play organised football.”

He added: “I would like to thank our partners for the invaluable support they provide the league and for actively being involved in adding a benefit to community football.”