15 coun­tries con­firmed

Muscat Daily - - SPORTS -

Mean­while, Ab­dul­lah Bamkhalef, the chair­man of the Oman Ta­ble Ten­nis Com­mit­tee (OTTC), con­firmed that a to­tal of 15 coun­tries will take part in the Arab Cup.

The OTTC is or­gan­is­ing the cham­pi­onships in co­op­er­a­tion with the Doha-based Arab Ta­ble Ten­nis Union (ATTU).

Speak­ing ahead of the cham­pi­onships, Bamkhalef said, “We are happy to an­nounce that 15 of the 22 mem­ber na­tions have con­firmed their par­tic­i­pa­tion in the Arab Cup that Oman is host­ing for the first time.”

The coun­tries tak­ing part are Qatar, Egypt, Le­banon, Iraq, Co­moros, So­ma­lia, Mau­ri­ta­nia, Dji­bouti, Su­dan, Tu­nisia, Al­ge­ria, Morocco, Pales­tine and Ye­men, and hosts Oman.

A to­tal of 22 coun­tries from Africa and Asia are mem­bers of the ATTU.

Bamkhalef said prepa­ra­tions for the smooth con­duct of the cham­pi­onships are go­ing on at a good pace with the sup­port of var­i­ous stake­hold­ers and “we are hope­ful of a suc­cess­ful Arab Cup”.

Oman squad: Se­nior: Asad al Raisi, Khalil al Brashdi, Ab­dul­lah al Zaabi; U21: Haitham al Mandhri, Al Ju­lunda al Kharusi, Nasser al Balushi; U18: Mishal al Shehi, Ab­dul­ma­lik al Balushi, Ab­du­lah al Balushi; U15: Mo­hammed al Balushi, Al Mund­hir al Ghas­sani, Muad al Shehi; U12: Ai­man al Shehi, Ahmed al Riyami, Omar al Ghas­sani.

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