Sports Saturdays with Khaled: Jordanian assigned new ISSF secretary-general

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AMMAN — We are rounding up this week with a loss, a win, and an exciting announcement. From local leagues to international tournaments, here is what you need to know. اضافة اعلان

Islamic Solidarity Sports FederationThe Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation (ISSF), chaired by HRH Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Al-Saud, assigned Nasser Majali as the federation’s new secretary-general.

Majali currently also serves as the secretary-general of Jordan's Olympic Committee,

The ISSF is comprised of 57 countries and is an independent sports body that falls under the Organization of Islamic Cooperation jurisdiction.

The federation holds Islamic Solidarity Games every four years.

Youth footballAl-Wehdat were crowned the U19 Youth League champions after beating Shabab Al-Ordon 1-0 on Friday, maintaining their title for a second consecutive year.

This win came in the fifth and final round of the second round of the league.

Large crowds gathered to celebrate the win.

Women’s soccerOn Thursday, seven groups were drawn for the first round of the Asian Football Confederation women's football qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games. Jordan’s national team was in Group A alongside Uzbekistan, East Timor, and Bhutan.

The first round of qualifiers includes five groups of four teams and two groups of three teams, totaling seven groups. The matches will be played in a centralized location from April 3–11 and in a one-round league format.

The first-place winner in each group will go to the second-round and face the top five teams: North Korea, Japan, Australia, China, and South Korea.

BasketballThe Orthodox Club-Amman lost against Iran's ZobAhan Isfahan 81-89 on Thursday at Azadi Basketball Hall in Tehran. The match was part of the third round of the West Asia Super League-WASL competition.

Beirut, Lebanon, led the Group A team standings table with six points after they beat Al-Ittihad Ahli from Syria 90-69. Coming in second is ZobAhan with five points, followed by Orthodox Clu

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