Open Goal Soccer and Blind Football Championship 2019
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The Omani Paralympic Committee organized the goal football tournament in its fourth edition and football for the blind in its first edition, with the participation of more than 40 blind people belonging to a group of educational institutions and branches of the Al Noor Association for the Blind in the Sultanate, at the gymnasium at the Gulf College in Al Maabilah in the Wilayat of Seeb. Paralympic Committee for the Advancement of Sports for the Disabled in General and Sports for the Visually Impaired in particular. The tournament included an arbitration course on the basics of goalball and its laws. This course aimed to prepare Omani referees who are familiar with the changing laws in this game.
At the end of the tournament, a ceremony was held to honor the participants and the organizers, under the patronage of Al-Ahnaf Al-Zubaidi, Director of Social Responsibility at the Oman Liquefied Gas Company.
It is worth mentioning that football for the blind is a Paralympic sport and it spread in the Sultanate as the first country in West Asia in 2017, within the framework of a program supervised by the Oman Paralympic Committee and funded by ENHANCE Company. The Sultanate is the best representation.