Al Gharafa face Al Markhiya in the first round of Group B of 2023-2024 season Ooredoo Cup on Sunday, September 10, 2023, at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium of Al Wakrah Sports Club. The kick-off is at 8.30pm.
Al Gharafa and Al Markhiya are in Group B, which also includes Al Duhail, Al Rayyan and Al Shamal.
Each of the teams are endeavouring to emerge as victorious and secure the initial three points, as Al Gharafa showcased their finest displays in the Expo Stars League and are placed second.
Consequently, the team will seek to use this tournament by preparing their young talents for the forthcoming matches and reaping the benefits thereof.
As for Al Markhiya, they will try to correct their situation after their initial failure in the Expo Stars League, where they are currently languishing in last place in the table. The team will seek to take advantage of the tournament to gain morale and return strongly, as they did last season.
It is of significance to note that Al Gharafa emerged victorious with a 2-0 score in the encounter between the two teams during the second week of Expo Stars League.
The upcoming match presents an opportunity for Al Markhiya to make up for it.