Al Ahli face Al Duhail in Week 2 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 17:30 at the Ahmed bin Ali Stadium on Thursday, 11th August, 2022.
Both teams will enter the match with the ambition of winning and collecting the three points, which paves the way for a strong encounter full of excitement and rivalry.
Al Ahli beat Umm Salal 1-0 in their first-round match in the final minutes with a goal from their Jordanian professional Yazan Al Naimat.
In contrast, last season’s runners-up Al Duhail suffered a 2-4 reversal against Al Wakrah. As such, The Red Knights have a task on hand.
The coaches of both teams, Argentinian Hernan Crespo of Al Duhail and Montenegrin Nebojsa Jovovic of Al Ahli, will seek their wards to rise up to the challenge and score a win.
Both sides have a distinguished group of players in all positions and Crespo will look for his team to be on the attack and penetrate Al Ahli’s defence, which stood the test against Umm Salal.
Jovovic relies a lot on his goalkeeper Yazan Naim, who has been impressive, and will be expected to keep Al Duhail also at bay.
Testing Naim and Al Ahli defence will be Al Duhail’s star striker Michael Olunga, the top scorer of last season, and the dangerous Edmilson Junior, who will be one of their weapons.
Having gained in confidence with an opening win, The Brigadiers will aim to put it past Al Duhail too, but they are sure to face fierce resistance.