Board of the Kuwait Football Association (KFA) has decided to postpone the 10th round of the Kuwaiti Premier League as it coincides with the opening of the Jaber Stadium on December 18.â€¨
KFA Secretary General Sahoo Al-Sahoo said on Friday that the decision was meant to offer all rival teams equal opportunities, especially those whose players will take part with the Kuwaiti team in the fund game to be held as part of the inauguration.â€¨Al-Sahoo welcomed all efforts to guarantee success for the Jaber Stadium inauguration, to be generously patronized by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
â€¨He referred to the Stadium as a long-awaited dream for all Kuwaitis, especially footballers and fans.â€¨The KFA Secretary General also expressed hope that the inauguration of the Stadium would be a step toward attaining official endorsement from continental and international specialized committees so that it can host important games with huge spectators.â€¨
As arrangements were being made over the past few months for the opening of the Stadium, specialized committees from the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) and the FIFA were invited to check how much the Stadium went in line with the relevant standards and conditions, he said.â€¨
He noted that a long path was already made in this regard but FIFA decision on October 16 to suspend KFA caused a halt and did not allow obtaining an official endorsement.â€¨
Al-Sahoo hoped that KFA would have a chance to resume these crucial steps as soon as possible, and that the historical opening of Jaber Stadium would help realize the aspired goal.
The opening includes an operetta with the participation of major Arab and Gulf singers, and a fun football much to feature top world and Kuwaiti footballers.