Football Returns to Idlib

Competitive football has returned to the city of Idlib and its countryside, despite the deteriorating security situation.

The Syrian Football Federation (SFA), under the direct supervision of the Public Authority for Sport and Youth, launched the league championship for the first division football clubs.

The league was inaugurated with one match between the Umayya and Benesh clubs at the Idlib Stadium, and another in Maarrat al-Nu’man between the Khan Shaykhun and Maarrat al-Nu’man clubs. Rain failed to stop play in Maarrat al-Nu’man and the match ended with a two-one win for the home team.