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Futsal and pharmacy: What a likely pair

Bakr Al Saudi
Bakr Al-Saudi was in the National League-winning Auckland team in 201

Futsal is a Brazilian variant of indoor soccer – known for increased speed and ball contact. It isn’t a well-known sport in New Zealand, but it turns out an Auckland pharmacist is right at the top of the national game as both a coach and a player. Bakr Al-Saudi, pharmacy manager at Unichem Leabank Pharmacy in Manurewa, has become adept at juggling many demands to follow his passion for the sport. Pharmacy Today reporter Nerine Zoio speaks to Mr Al-Saudi about his futsal-playing ways

How did you manage to make time for pharmacy and futsal?  From the outset, I have been clear about my futsal commitments in the workplace. Thi, Bakr Al Saudi winning, Pharmacist and futsal player Bakr Al-Saudi celebrates scoring the first- ever goal for New Zealand on New Zealand soil during a FIFA international fix