Mahdi Ali: our goal is to qualify for round 16

Speaking at the prematch press conference, our head coach Mahdi Ali, assured that the team is ready to face Foolad fc in the last match of AFC Champions league group stage matches, at Prince Abdulla Alfaisal stadium on 27 April, 0015 am

Mahdi stated that the match and is the last in the group stage, and they need to achieve positive result to secure their seat in the next stage of the competition, promising to do the best to qualify and without waiting for the result of the other matches.

 He said: “our preparations went well, and we are fully ready for the game, we are looking forward to win the match”.

Mahdi Ali added: “we have good players who has experience in AFC Champions league, they know how to deal with such situations and how to play under pressure, our team is always progressing and becoming better match after another, hope we can get the result we need”.

Our player Thomas Olsen who accompanied the coach in the press conference said: “we know that the match is very important, and we are so serious and keen to win and qualify to round 16, this is my first time to play in this big competition, we are in tough group, our team is in good mood and will fight to qualify”.