Interview with Yemen’s head coach Mr. Faisal Al-Husaini
Yemen sent a squad to the ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships to Bangkok, Thailand at the very first time in the history of the competition. We asked Mr. Faisal Al-Husaini, the head coach of the Yemeni national boxing team to introduce their boxing life to all of our followers.
“The environment and the organization are wonderful in this ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships in Bangkok where we are trying to learn also from the best boxing countries of the continent.
We are so thankful to Asian Boxing Confederation and its President to Mr. Serik Konakbayev about the equipment support which we received in the competition in Bangkok. Also thanks for the cooperation and communication support of the Asian Boxing Confederation.
All of our problems in Yemen came from the financial aspect of the sport, any others we can manage with work and enthusiasm. Our talent, Arab Youth Champion Ghaleb Mohammad Al-Qarnas proved his talent in the current ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships well enough in Bangkok.
We have got four national events every year in Yemen to select our best athletes in the junior, youth and elite weight classes. Altogether 11 clubs and 500 boxers registered themselves in the Yemeni Boxing Federation but we are trying to raise not only the quality but the quantity as well.
Yemen will be sending boxers to the Damascus International Box Cup to Syria in July after this event where we can show our strength once again. Unfortunately we are not able to join to the ASBC Asian Confederation Junior Boxing Championships in Puerto Princesa, Philippines next month due financial reasons.
We are planning to send team to the 2018 ASBC Asian Confederation Youth Boxing Championships which will be the qualification event for the Youth Olympic Games furthermore the Asian Games is also in our focus,”w said Yemen’s coach Mr. Faisal Al-Husaini in Bangkok.