HE CONGRATULATES THE WISE LEADERSHIP AND THE PEOPLE OF THE EMIRATES ON THE 52ND NATIONAL DAY.. Mohammed Obaid Hammad: Al Ain players are up to the challenge and responsibility in the national mission


We are not looking for excuses and we hope that the AFC will take the safety of the players into consideration

Mohammed Obaid Hammad, Member of the Steering Committee of Al Ain Football Club and Supervisor of the First and U 21 Team Sector, congratulated everyone on the 52nd National Day, asking Allah that our wise leadership and all the people of the Emirates celebrate this anniversary next years with good health, wellness, security, safety, goodness, development, progress and happiness.

“The players assume the responsibility in defending the name of the club that represents the country in the Asian Championship, especially after the first loss in its continental matches in the last round of the group stage, Hammad stated in press statements.

“The reality confirms that Al Ain entered the last match under exceptional circumstances, but the leading clubs are facing all the challenges of history, however, there are some gains, as I previously mentioned, from our last match against Pakhtakor. Accordingly, everyone is looking forward to returning from Ashgabat with a positive result, as the match is considered the first official match for Al Ain in Turkmenistan. Moreover, the team is required to return to the path of victories, and we ask God Almighty to grant us success”, he replies to a question about the extent of the impact of the recent loss on the team’s performance in the continental championship.

Commenting on a question about the challenges that Al Ain is expected to face in Ashgabat, such as the artificial grass of the field and others, he said: “It is certain that the team should be ready for all challenges. Although the field is not as good as the required level according to the reports we received from the first-sent delegation, we will not look for excuses and we are required to achieve a great result and return from Ashgabat with the three points. However, we always hope that the AFC will take into account the standards related to the safety of players before approving the stadiums at which the largest tournaments in the Asian continent are played”.