Bay Area United Joins NISA Nation

Published Feb 23, 2023

Oakland, CA (February 23, 2023) – NISA Nation announces Bay Area United will participate in the Pacific Region for the 2023 Spring Season.

Formed in 2021, the club is owned by Azaam Algahim and Mohammed Alkawsi, and has deep roots in Yemeni and immigrant culture.

“Through sheer grit, unbreakable spirit and tireless effort we overcame several obstacles to join this league,” Bay Area United General Manager Jamman Alzahrani said. “By cultivating a culture of hard work, unity and commitment to success, we have proven we have what it takes to compete at the next level. Joining NISA Nation is a testament to our dedication to our community, our passion for the game and our toughness. We are excited for this new opportunity and we know that together we will rise to new heights and achieve even greater success.”

Bay Area United intends to continue operating its reserve team in the Southwest Premier League. The club also features a boys youth academy.

About NISA Nation    

NISA Nation, a component of the National Independent Soccer Association (NISA), is a full-year league providing amateur independent clubs a groundbreaking path to professional status. NISA Nation bridges success on the amateur affiliate level – including the eastern Premier Soccer League, Southwest Premier Soccer League, Cascadia Soccer League and the Mountain Premier League – to a spot on the NSIA professional level. Activated in Fall 2021, NISA Nation will maintain the highest standards and require the same level of professionalism within the front office and on the pitch expected of NISA professional clubs. Keeping in the spirit of independence, particular requirements and competition format will be determined with direct input from the participating clubs. NISA Nation also includes NISA Network, the home for all things NISA, independent clubs, and the open system. Learn more about NISA Nation at, or follow on Twitter @TheNISANation and on Instagram @NISANationSoccer.

Dennis Pope
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