Al Wakrah will meet Umm Salal in the first round of Group A of the 2023-2024 season Ooredoo Cup at the Suhaim Bin Hamad Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The kick-off is at 8.30pm.
Group A also includes Al Arabi, Qatar SC, Al Ahli and Muaither.
Group B comprises Al Duhail, Al Gharafa, Al Shamal, Al Rayyan and Al Markhiya.
The match will be important for both Al Wakrah and Umm Salal as they will seek to gain the valuable three points, in addition to the participation of some of their players who did not get an opportunity during the first three weeks of the Expo Stars League.
Every team gives the Ooredoo Cup utmost importance and strives to win the title. Both Al Wakrah and Umm Salal therefore also have ambitions of winning the title. The opening clash between them is expected to be strong.
Al Wakrah aim to excel in Ooredoo Cup and also correct some of the mistakes they made during the Expo Stars League matches. Their Spanish coach Marquez Lopez will want his side to make the most of the match against Umm Salal and excel.
Umm Salal are the runners-up of the last edition of the tournament and will be looking to reach the final once again. They had lost to Al Duhail 0-1 last time.
Umm Salal’s French coach Patrice Carteron is trying to test his players to deliver their best and make a winning start to the competition in the new season.