Riyadh, Buoyed by the title, the whole nation, led by the President of the Sports Authority Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh and President of the Saudi Arabian Soccer Federation Qusay bin Abdulaziz Al-Fawwaz, extended felicitations and congratulations to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and His Royal Highness Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz on the occasion of Saudi Arabia's winning Asia soccer youth cup, after beating staunch rival South Korea 2-1 at a final match in Indonesia this evening.
The FIFA, on its tweeter account, as well as the Asian Football Confederation's President Salman bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa, who is also First Deputy President of the FIFA, congratulated the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on the historic output.
No doubt congratulations also came from everywhere to Khalid Al-Atwe, the Saudi coach who led his country's under 19 soccer team to the Asian gold, in a match hosted earlier today by Indonesia, when he finished the tournament with a no-defeat and even no-draw, an unprecedented achievement that valued him high above his Saudi predecessors Khalil Al-Zayani, Mohammed Al-Khorashi, Nasser Al-Johar, Khalid Al-Grooni and Saad Al-Shihri.
However, the significance of today's trophy is that the Saudi football greedy fans were long awaiting to taste Al-Atwe's new product which was being processed in several national cuisines since 1992.
Congratulating the leadership on the achievement, Al-Fawwaz also presented thanks and appreciation of the President of Sports Authority Turki bin Abdulmohsen Al Al-Sheikh for his strenuous efforts, continuous keenness and strict follow-up that led to the historical outcome.
He valued the great effort put by the administrative and technical apparatus as well as the players on the pitch althrough the long journey of the tournament.
For his part, Al Al-Sheikh forwarded the new achievement to the Saudi leadership and paid tribute to coach Khalid Al-Atwe and his assistant Hamza Idris.
In a tweet, he lauded the pure-Saudi brand of administrative, technical and athletes achievement, depicting them as "masters of Asia".
Almost all Saudi national sports federations, also forwarded congratulations to the President of the Saudi Olympic Committee Turki Al Al-Sheikh, his deputy Price Abdulaziz bin Turki, the President of the Saudi Soccer Federation Qusay Al-Fawwaz.
On their official accounts, the Saudi sports clubs also expressed jubilance of the historical day and great hope of the future resembled in the youth of today.
Source: Saudi Press Agency