RIYADH, Feb 16 (KUNA) -- Members of the Media Committee of the Gulf Cooperation Council's (GCC) women football event met in the Saudi eastern city of Al-Khobar to discuss the tournament, due in Dammam next month.
The committee members discussed the March 1 event as well as selecting Mohammad Al-Ghamdi as chairman and Huda Seyahi as vice-chairperson.
Sanaa Al-Ateeq, director of the football event, said the committee members discussed how women would be participating in this event without undermining Islamic traditions.
She said 200 female players from 16 clubs from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) would be taking part in the event.
Al-Ateeq said 60 girls would be performing a song in Arabic and English languages.
She thanked Saudi Princess Riman bint Bandar, chairperson of GCC's sport women committee Sheikha Naeema Al-Sabah, of Kuwait, and chairperson of the Arab woman olympic committee Sheikh Hayat Al-Khalifa, of Bahrain. (end)