Sharjah’s triple attack on silverware continues in the Arabian Gulf Cup quarterfinals on Friday.
The king has gone in search of fame this season and is at the top of the 2020/21 Arabian Gulf League after just one loss. With a 4-0 deficit on Al Dhafra, he stormed into the semi-finals of the presidential cup. Next she welcomes Al Wasl, who was rejuvenated by the poaching of the coveted trainer Odair Hellmann from Fluminense last month in the last 16 of the AG Cup.
“It is an important tournament for us through which we want to continue our strong performances.” said boss Abdulaziz Al Anbari, whose club never raised this trophy. “The new [knockout] The system requires careful handling and a high level of concentration from all players. “
Bani Yas, meanwhile, will hope to realize his dreams of converting an encouraging campaign into silverware when they meet other dark horses, Ittihad Kalba.
The Sky Blues hobbled back home in ninth place in the top division last season and left the AG Cup in the group stage, which has now no longer existed. Former Romanian U21 tactician Daniel Isaila has changed ambitions for a team that is currently fourth and has won six of their last seven games in all competitions.
The opponents Kalba occupy an exceptional seventh place in the table, although they have played their last three games without the suspended Togo killer Peniel Mlapa.
“We are optimistic and the atmosphere among the players is great as we are going through a good time,” Isaila said ahead of Friday’s first leg at Bani Yas Stadium. “We are still playing on all fronts and waiting for this tournament because it is one of our goals.”
Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club could make an immediate debut for UAE U21 winger Yahya Al Ghassani at Khor Fakkan. after moving from Al Wahda on Monday. In the other game on Thursday, third-placed Al Nasr will host a Fujairah team that have lost six of their last seven games in all competitions.
AG CUP QUARTER FINALS
17:00 Khor Fakkan versus Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club
20:00 Al Nasr versus Fujairah
17:00 Bani Yas versus Ittihad Kalba
20:00 Sharjah versus Al Wasl
17:15 Fujairah versus Al Nasr
8:00 p.m. Ittihad Kalba versus Bani Yas
17:15 Shabab Al Ahli versus Khor Fakkan
20:00 Al Wasl versus Sharjah
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