Al Ain Loses to Al Orooba 0-1.. Ahmad Al Shamesi: The Boss Achieves the Desired Gains of the Friendly Match


The Head Coach Gives the Squad Key Players A Break and Tested 17 New Faces in the Match’s Three Halves

In preparation for the team’s coming matches of PLC Pro Cup scheduled on 15th October 2021, the Boss squad played a friendly game against Al Orooba FC at the Humaid Al Tayer in Al Nasr Club. The Boss squad lost to Al Orooba by 0-1 by the end of the match third half.

Noteworthy, the Al Ain Team would play their next match in the PLC Pro Cup on Friday 15th October 2021 against the Emirates FC at the Hazza bin Zayed Stadium. Meanwhile, Al Orooba would play against Ittihad Kalba at the Kalba Stadium on the same date.

Ahmed Mousa scored the winning goal for Al Orooba in the second half of the match in the 37th minute.

Ahmed Al Shamesi, Al Ain Team Manager, pointed out that the Ukrainian head coach achieved the desired technical gains by organizing the friendly confrontation against Al Orooba. As a result, both teams agreed to play the match in three rounds, half an hour for each game.

He added: “The coaching teams of Al Ain planned to test 17 new players during the friendly match, namely: Mohamed Bu Senda, Sultan Al Mantheri, Mohamed Ahmed, Raphael Pereira, Mohammed Shaker, Saeed Ahmed, Ahmed Jamal, Ali Al Blooshi, Mohammed Jamal, Jamal Marouf, Sultan Al Shamesi, Christian Guanca, Jonatas de Santos, Eric, Ali Eid, Mohammed Khalfan, and Hamad Al Hassani. In addition, it was decided to give the following key players, including Khaled Eisa and Yahiya Nader.”

As for the injured players and still receiving medical treatment in the club’s clinic, he said: “We have no injured players in the clinic. Ahmed Barman joined the rehabilitation programs in preparation for his return to the team’s training sessions after he has completed his treatment program following his injury in the connective muscle recently. The Brazilian Rafael Pereira suffered a minor bruise in today’s match, and tomorrow morning he will undergo the necessary medical examination. We hope that his injury will be mild.”

Regarding the team’s preparation for the PLC Pro Cup, he said: “Coach Sergiy Rebrov decided to grant the team players a short break until tomorrow evening. Training sessions will be resumed on the evening of Sunday in preparation for the match against the Emirates Club.”