Al Sabah said futsal was the “base” for enhancing one’s football skills.
“Futsal is a small side game and requires you to have good individual skills,” he said while inaugurating the AFC Elite Futsal Referee Instructors Course on Wednesday.
“Therefore, I see futsal as a base for football. If you can develop your skills well on the futsal pitch, then it will be easier when it comes to the bigger version of the game,” he said.
“Futsal is getting more and more popular now and AFC is also actively promoting this game.”
The three-day course will end on Friday. Instructors for the course are Spanish Pedro Galan Nieto and Japanese Yasuhiro Matsuzaki, both are from FIFA.
A total of nine participants are attending the course.