Doha: Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Husain Abdullah will head to Qatar in July to take part in Aspire Zone’s Ramadan activities.
A player from the National Football League (NFL), Abdullah will participate in a range of activities focusing on promoting American football and demonstrating how he balances a professional sports career with his Islamic faith.
“It is an honour to be selected by Aspire Zone Foundation and the NFL to teach American Football in Doha at their Ramadan Sports Festival,” said Abdullah.
“Being chosen from an elite pool of professional athletes is humbling. I look forward to teaching, coaching and sharing my passion for American Football with participants in Doha,” he said.
“Nothing in this world is more important to me than worshipping Allah the way He has instructed us to do. With American football being a sport I love, I must find balance to make sure that my enjoyment of sport does not interfere with my worship of Allah. I continue to work towards a balanced lifestyle so I can continue enjoying the game I love, while keeping Allah first.”
With a mix of sports competitions, religious celebrations and healthy lifestyle initiative, Aspire Zone’s Ramadan activities aim to engage the community during the holy month.
A feature of the month is the Third Ramadan Sports Festival which includes a Flag Football tournament, a variation of Abdullah’s sport — American Football.
Abdullah’s schedule will include training sessions for local flag football teams and a special coaching clinic for the youth of Qatar.
Al Sulaiteen, CEO of Aspire Zone Foundation said: “As AZF is the premium Sports destination in the region, we always try to be a platform for different sports and introduce new ones to our community. American Football is one of those games we are providing support to encourage and spread.”