Shaikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa, HM the King for Charity Works and Youth Affairs representative, National Security advisor and Supreme Council for Youth and Sports president, conveyed the sincere condolences of His Majesty King Hamad to Bahrain national handball team player Mahdi Sa’ad on the death of his father.
Shaikh Nasser attended the funeral to personally console the player and his family.
He praised the example set by the player when he decided to remain with the national team during the Asian qualifiers for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo.
“This reflects the keenness of the player to fulfil his duty towards his nation, setting the finest examples of loyalty and sacrifice,” Shaikh Nasser commented.
Sa’ad was informed of the death of his father while he was with the national team during their participation in the qualifiers which recently took place in Qatar.
The team made history by booking Bahrain’s first berth in a team game in the Olympics.
On his part, the player expressed his sincere thanks and appreciation to HM the King and Shaikh Nasser.
He said HM the King’s fatherly words eased their agony and that Shaikh Nasser’s visit was a source of pride for his family.