Another elite football showcase took place yesterday when Al Hilal hosted Al Sadd from Qatar during a competitive Match Day 5 of the AFC Champions League (ACL) at King Fahd International Stadium. Al Hilal held the visitors to a goalless draw, ensuring and retained their position as leaders in Group D, as they move on to the Group of 16 stage in the tournament.
For the Al Hilal fans, there was another reason to celebrate. In an earlier game in Match Day 1, on 24 February 2010, Al Hilal’s dashing striker, Yasser Al Qahtani had enthralled more than 11,100 spectators with a spectacular goal in their convincing 3-0 win, over the same opponents. Entered into QuestNet’s ‘Goal of the Month’ contest, the goal proved to be a winner, edging out other fantastic goals from Rivaldo, Koji Nakata, Alejandro Molina and Artur Gevorkyan in the prestigious contest.
Following the final whistle, QuestNet™ - the Official Direct Selling Supporter of the AFC Champions League – and the AFC jointly organized a prize handing over ceremony to the elated “Goal of the Month” scorer. Prince Turkey bin Fahad bin Mohammed Al Saud’s representative, Mr Ghalib Ibrahim Aldosari, presented the extremely talented Yasser Al Qahtani with the QuestNet ACL Goal of the Month (February) trophy, while Mr Venu Johl, QuestNet Senior Sponsorship Manager presented him with a Himalayan Crystal Collections™ Tri Angle Pendant, an energy-enhancing, beautiful piece of jewellery from QuestNet’s “Energy” product line.
The ‘QuestNet ACL Goal of the Month’ contest was launched on 03 March 2010, and will be run right until the end of the 2010 season. The popular contest allows ACL fans an opportunity to cheer more than their team’s victory; it enables them to be champions too. Participants vote for what they believe is the best goal, out of a selection of five goals scored in the tournament in that month, and stand to win fantastic prizes. The ‘Goal of the Month’ contests, (7 in all, from March to November 2010, ACL summer break apart) culminates in a grand finale, the ‘Goal of the Season’ at the ACL Finals in November. The lucky winner of the ‘Goal of the Season’ contest will win a 5 days 4 nights stay at the Prana Resort and Spa in Koh Samui, Thailand.
This appealing contest is just one among many developed by QuestNet™ to further increase the tournament’s popularity and give ACL’s growing fan base a greater involvement with the game, and hopefully, an opportunity to celebrate the tournament for more reasons than one.