Filipino Basketball legends and stars from the oldest professional basketball league in Asia will clash with Saudi Legends in an exhibition game at the Presidency and Youth Sports Complex in Jeddah Saturday (April 18)
The games are aimed at strengthening ties between the Philippines and the Kingdom. Different local teams will fight it out with the visiting team in games scheduled in three cities.
Organizer Mohammed Khamis, former Saudi national player and director general of Saudi Basketball Academy, said the exhibition match will be one for the record books.
“We would like to give a very exciting game to all basketball fans in Jeddah,” he said. The exhibition match featuring some of the former best players from the Saudi Basketball League and PBA (Philippine Basketball Association) and there will also be a three-point shoot-out and a slam dunk competition before the main event.
A Saudi Arabian Airlines domestic flight coming from Riyadh landed at 11 a.m.
Sunday at the new Prince Muhammad Bin Abdul Aziz International Airport in Madinah, marking the start of the airport’s test run operations Flight SV1435 was the first to land at the airport.
Another aircraft, flight SV1476, then took off at 11:45 a.m., the first ever to take off from the new facility.