Al-Kuwait perform Umrah ahead of Aleppo challenge

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Mahdi Barahma

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 18: Al-Kuwait are gearing up for a significant match against Al-Ahly Aleppo Club of Syria on October 24th in the third round of the AFC Cup’s third group competitions. Al-Kuwait Club have scheduled their departure for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia on Saturday.

The players include Abdul Rahman Kamil, Dhari Al-Otaibi, Fahd Al-Hajri, Mishari Ghanem, Mohsen Falah, Ahmed Al-Dhafiri, Ahmed Al-Zanki, Reda Hani, Faisal Zayed, Muhammad Daham, Sultan Al-Faraj, Muhammad Al-Rashed and Ibrahim Kamil.

Currently, Al-Abyad hold the second position in the group with four points, closely following leaders Al-Kahraba of Iraq, and just ahead of Al-Wahdat of Jordan with 3 points. At the bottom of the standings is Ahly Aleppo with 0 points.

Before their pivotal encounter with the Syrian team at the King Fahd Sports City Stadium in the Al-Hawiyah area, the “Al-Abyad” delegation will embark on a journey to Mecca to perform Umrah rituals. Subsequently, they will head to the city of Taif for the match.

The international players are set to join the training session this evening after concluding their participation with the first and Olympic teams.

The ranks of Al-Kuwait appear to be complete now that Moroccan player Mahdi Barahma has recovered from his injury. He took part in a friendly match against Al-Jahra at the beginning of this week and is ready to start. He had been sidelined due to injury since the commencement of local competitions at the end of last August.

Additionally, Ibrahim Kamil is also available to the technical staff, led by Serbian Boris Bunjak.

The only player absent will be Amr Abdel Fattah, who requires a period of medical rehabilitation. Al-Abyad, leading the Zain Premier League with 12 points, are scheduled to hold their final training session this evening before their match against Khaitan tomorrow evening, marking the start of the fifth round of the league.

Hassan Musa

Al-Seyassah/Arab Times Staff

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