Berg and El Shahat Will Join their Teammate Within Hours.. Al Sahbani: Sense of Responsibility, Commitment and Seriousness are the Players’ Logo in the Team’s Away Camp in Croatia and Slovenia


Matar Obaid Al Dhahiri “Al Sahbani”, Manager of Al Ain First Football Team, thankfully welcomed the former head coach of Al Ain Team and the current Croatia National Team head coach Zlatko Dalić, who was keen to attend Al Ain’s second friendly match in Slovenia’s summer camp to support the team. “Zlatko always states in the Arabic that he is “Ainawi” because simply he is a loyal man and one who truly belong to this lofty sport entity which enabled him to achieve his aspirations in the world of coaching. We all sincerely wish him all the best in his career,” said Al Sahbani.

Al Sahbani who received the Head Coach of Croatia National Team, runners up of 2018 Russia World Cup, at Al Ain’s away camp in Croatia stated: “Zlatko has been so keen to greet everyone and expressed his sincerest wishes to the “Boss” to achieve the best results in the coming new season where there are lots of challenges awaiting the Ainawi squad.”

As for Berg and El Shahat, the Team Manager stressed that Egypt’s Hussein El Shahat and Sweden’s Marcus Berg will join the team’s away summer camp within few hours to kick off their scheduled intensive training programs in Croatia and Slovenia.

He added: “You can feel that the sense of responsibility and strong desire to further improve their level of performance dominate the atmosphere here. Players are highly committed to attend the morning and evening training sessions, beside the curative programs, swimming and muscle training exercises.” He hailed the players’ quality by saying: “Each player in the team understands the high value of Al Ain FC logo and the volume of challenges that awaits the “Boss” in the coming new football season. Each player selected to be part of the main line-up of the team understands he should be up to it and meet the expectations of the head coach, management and fans of the team.”

Al Sahbani put it in plain words that the team’s preparations for the two matches against Algeria’s Entente Sportive de Sétif as part of the Round 32 of the The Arab Club Champions Cup went on as required. “Al Ain played two friendly matches against Croatia’s Premier League teams, Inter Zaprešić and Varaždīn,” said he. He underlined: “Zoran Mamic has already made all the technical arrangements for the coming two matches against Entente Sportive de Sétif and we all do wish the players all the best to achieve the best results and qualify to the next stages.”