Salalah, Oman – May 29, 2023: The President of the International Hockey Federation (FIH), Dato Tayyab Ikram, along with esteemed delegates including the Vice President of the Asian Hockey Federation and President of the Oman Hockey Association, Dr. Marwan Juma al Juma, and Mr. Madian, Vice Chair of the Oman Hockey Association, gathered on May 28, 2023, for a momentous meeting with His Highness Sayyid Marwan Bin Turki Al Said, the Governor of Dhofar. This significant event took place in the backdrop of the ongoing Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023, hosted by Oman Hockey with Dhofar Municipality as the title sponsor.
The meeting commenced with an update on the tournament provided by the delegation, showcasing the immense success of the event thus far. Salalah and Dhofar have played host to a remarkable gathering of spectators, making the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 an undeniable triumph.
However, the pinnacle of the meeting was the presentation of the prestigious AHF Order of Merit, bestowed by the Asian Hockey Federation, to the Governor of Dhofar. This distinguished honor recognizes his extraordinary contributions to the resounding success of the tournament. The Governor’s unwavering support and exceptional leadership have played a pivotal role in elevating the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 to new heights.
In addition to the AHF Order of Merit, Dato Tayyab Ikram, representing the FIH, presented His Highness with the FIH Certificate of Recognition. This esteemed recognition acknowledges the Governor’s outstanding services to the development of hockey in the region. The enduring relationship between the Dhofar region and the sport of hockey has been characterized by their invaluable contributions, fostering its growth and prosperity.
Looking forward, this momentous occasion serves as a gateway to a splendid future for hockey in Salalah. With the success of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 and the visionary leadership of Governor Sayyid Marwan Bin Turki Al Said, Salalah is poised to become a thriving hub for the sport. The continued collaboration between Dhofar Municipality, Oman Hockey Association, and the FIH will further enhance the development of hockey in the region, nurturing talent, and creating opportunities for players at all levels.
President Ikram and the entire hockey family extend their heartfelt congratulations to the Governor of Dhofar for the well-deserved AHF Order of Merit. His Highness’s exceptional contributions have not only ensured the success of the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 but have also made a lasting impact on the development of hockey in the region.
For the latest updates on the Men’s Junior Asia Cup 2023 and future international hockey events under the Asian Hockey Federation, please visit the AHF website at www.asiahockey.org.
The Asian Hockey Federation (AHF) is the governing body for the sport of hockey in Asia, responsible for promoting and developing the game across the continent. Committed to advancing hockey at all levels, the AHF organizes and oversees regional and international tournaments, fostering excellence and sportsmanship among its member nations.
by Asia Hockey