Mahdi Ali: we are ready to fight for 90 minutes

Speaking at the pre-match press conference Mahdi Ali, the head coach of Shabab Alahli, assured that his team is ready for the Super Gulf Cup match against Sharjah at 8 pm on Friday at Al Maktoum Stadium in Al-Nasr Club in Dubai.

The coach began his speech by thanking the UAE Professional League for choosing Al Seef area to hold the press conference for this important match, describing the place as wonderful, which deserves to be photographed and visited.

Mahdi Ali explained that the Super match is very important for Shabab Alahli, stressing that every effort will be made within ninety minutes to achieve the set goal, adding that their preparations for the match went well and that they worked hard to prepare the team for super cup.

Mahdi Ali said: “The two teams have same chances; it is fifty fifty for both sides. We hope that we will present together a good match that satisfies the fans, and whatever the outcome is in the end, the loser will congratulate the winner.”


On the other hand, Mohamed Marzouq stressed the importance of the match, stating that they will miss their supporters in this important event, promising to strive for winning to make fans happy.

He added: “There is a big difference between playing the Super at the beginning or middle of the season, the rhythm will be higher because the teams played many matches. In most games we were the better side even against Sharjah. We were the best, but we did not get three points. We have to know how to win tomorrow’s match.”