Youth playoffs postponed

(Photo: Jordan Handball Federation)
AMMAN — The Jordan Handball Federation has postponed the women and men’s playoffs for the 2020-2021 season; abiding by the government’s decision to shut down sports venues to curb the spread of COVID-19.اضافة اعلان

“It has become difficult to hold the playoffs for the final 2020-2021 tournaments according to their initial schedule, given ongoing (COVID-19) developments. Therefore, we have decided to postpone them until further notice when sports cities are permitted to open, which will likely be after the end of the holy month of Ramadan,” president of the Jordan Handball Federation, Tayseer Al-Mansi, told Jordan News.

He added: This delay will not affect our new season, which will kick off in the second half of 2021, with the U-16 championships, on July 1; followed by the Princess Sumaya women’s cup and the women’s league.

Al-Mansi reassured that no financial losses will be incurred as a result of the postponement, but that the decision will instead impact the technical level of the athletes as they will have to go through extended periods without training.

Umm Joza, Al-Raya, Al-Arabi, Al-Qoqzi, Yarmouk, Al-Baqaa, Kafarsom, Amman and the Wadi Al-Seer clubs have all reached the quarter finals of the youth tournament. Umm Joza is currently at the top of the general scoreboard for Group1 (Al-Wasat) (5pts.), followed by Yarmouk and Al-Baqaa in second place (5pts. - goal difference).