First Lady Fazna Ahmed on Saturday met with and encouraged the women’s national team who will compete in the South Asian Basketball Association (SABA) Women’s Championship 2022. The meeting was held at the Maldives Centre for Social Education (MCSE).

The First Lady shared with the members of the team her own experiences in sports and encouraged them to pursue their goals with determination and vigour. She expressed hope that the tournament would be a successful experience. She also watched the evening practice session.

The team members presented the First Lady with a national team jersey at the meeting. The tournament, the first women’s international basketball tournament to be hosted by the Maldives, will be held from September 25-30 at MCSE, Malé City.