Maldives Embassy in Malaysia held the annual Futsal Carnival for the Maldivian community
Kuala Lumpur, 14 September 2019
Embassy of Maldives in Malaysia held the annual Futsal Carnival 2019 at Xtreme Park Sunway South Quay, Malaysia, on Saturday, 14 September 2019.
KL Titans won the men’s group after beating DTAF in the men’s final match, while Valkyrie United became the women’s champions after beating Fatsal in the final match.
The carnival was supported by the Ministry of Youth, Sports & Community Empowerment of Maldives.
This event is one of the most awaited social events organised by the Embassy for the Maldivian community in Malaysia. More than 170 players played in this year’s tournament, with 15 male and four female teams.
In attendance was the Youth Ministry’s State Minister Ashad Ali (representing Minister of Youth, Sports & Empowerment, His Excellency Ahmed Mahloof), Ambassador of Maldives to Singapore, Dr Abdulla Mausoom and former Minister of State Hamid Abdul Ghafoor.
The event started at 8.30am with a welcome speech by the Ambassador of Maldives to Malaysia, Her Excellency Visam Ali. In this fun-filled event which extended until 7.00pm, the Maldivian community gathered to spectate Maldivian youth play the country’s most popular sport.
The event was aimed to encourage the Maldivian community to participate in sporting and physical recreational activities while nurturing talent among budding futsal players.
The success of the event also reflects the closer bond between the embassy and the Maldivian community in Malaysia.