A tribute was paid to His Majesty King Hamad bin Isa Al-Khalifa, who paid homage to late Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al-Khalifa, in recognition of his years-long dedication in serving the Kingdom Bahrain.

HM the King had directed his Representative for Humanitarian Work and Youth Affairs, National Security Advisor and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports (SCYS) Chairman His Highness Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa to rename three sports arenas located at the Isa Sports City after the sports icon.

HH Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al-Khalifa commended the royal directives, expressing pride in HM the King’s care and support to sports and youth sectors, which earned Bahrain landmark achievements and place the Kingdom on regional, continental and international maps.

He lauded the royal keenness on commemorating the memory of iconic personalities who served sports and youth in Bahrain with great devotion and laid the first foundations from national sports achievements.

He paid homage to late Shaikh Isa bin Rashid Al-Khalifa who spared no efforts to develop sports in the Kingdom of Bahrain and contributed to laying the pioneering foundations.

He saluted the memory of the man who served youth and sports in Bahrain, the Arabian Gulf, the Arab region, Asia and the world, describing HM the King’s directices as a royal recognition of his lifelong and prolific contributions, which will remain engrave in the historical annals.