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October 21, 1992: UAE wins Gulf Basketball Championship

Confident UAE team simply outclassed Kuwait 99-77 to win the Fifth GCC Basketball Championship for the first time in the history of the tournament

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UAE Defence Minister Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum and Minister of Youth and Sports Shaikh Faisal Bin Mohammad Al Qasimi with the victorious UAE basketball team who won the Fifth GCC Basketball Championship at Al Ahli Indoor Stadium.- Gulf News Archives
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1992 - A confident UAE team simply outclassed Kuwait 99-77 to win the Fifth GCC Basketball Championship for the first time in the history of the tournament at Al Ahli Indoor Stadium in Dubai. The hosts were in an aggressive mood right from the word go to run away with an early 20-7 lead in the first quarter of the half. The Man-of-the-Game, UAE’s Abdullah Ebrahim who showed tremendous talent and accuracy, frustrated Kuwait’s defence time and again. Hamdan Saeed brought the huge crowd to its feet with his spectacular and rapid moves. His pinpoint shooting and placings were spot-on and it ripped apart the Kuwaiti defence. Hamdan, spurred by teammate Abdul Lateef, notched up more than 14 points. Kuwait tried hard to bridge the gap, but failed.

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