Oman is the latest country to be welcomed into the blind football family following an exciting initiative that has brought blind football to life in the Asian country.
With support from Mashkor and Wgtowell, the Oman National Paralympic Committee conducted the first blind football workshop in the country at Gulf College in the city of Seeb from 19-24 April, with 13 participants and six volunteers.
The workshops were led by the National Paralympic Committee’s Blind Football Coach and former Moroccan goalball player Youness Khatibi, who delivered practical activities on ball control, shooting, use of the word ‘voy!’ and other technical aspects of the game.
“Our objective is to expand blind football across Oman, and to build a pool of players to formulate a national team that will participate in next year’s Asian Blind Football Championships,” added Khabati.
Oman has become the first Gulf state to introduce blind football as the game expands and reaches new parts of the world.