Al Gharafa face Al Wakrah in Week 2 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off is at 17:30 at the Khalifa International Stadium on Wednesday, 10th August, 2022.
A strong and equal match, and certainly one of the top attractions of this round, in view of the capabilities of both teams, whether in terms of local players or foreign professionals on the one hand, and the desire of both on the other hand to win and reap the three points to continue the strong performances and good start that they had, both having won in the first round.
Al Gharafa, in the absence of their Algerian star Yacine Brahimi, who joined the team from Al Rayyan on a special deal, beat Al Sailiya 2-1, while Al Wakrah defeated strong title contenders Al Duhail 4-2 in Week 1.
Al Wakrah had finished in a creditable third position and Al Gharafa in fifth place in the 2021-2022 season QNB Stars League. Both teams would be keen on ending up in the top four this season as well.
Al Wakrah, under Spanish coach Marquez Lopez, boast of outstanding players, especially Angolan Gelson Dala.
Italian Andrea Stramaccioni-coached Al Gharafa too have players of calibre in their ranks.
The matches between Al Gharafa and Al Wakrah are always full of excitement. It may not be different this time too.