Qatar SC will face Al Ahli in their first match of Group A of the 2023-2024 season Ooredoo Cup at the Saoud Bin Abdulrahman Stadium on Saturday, September 9, 2023. The kick-off is at 8.30pm.
Group A also includes Al Arabi, Muaither, Al Wakrah and Umm Salal.
Group B comprises Al Duhail, Al Gharafa, Al Shamal, Al Rayyan and Al Markhiya.
Both Qatar SC and Al Ahli will be gunning for victory right from the word go in chase of the valuable three points. The clash is expected to be strong due to the attacking capabilities of the two sides and their desire to make a strong start to the tournament.
Qatar SC are occupying eighth place in the Expo Stars League standings after the first three weeks and are equal with Al Shamal in terms of number of points and the goal difference, having drawn two of their matches and lost one.
In contrast, Al Ahli have not had any success as yet in the Expo Stars League. The club also relieved its Montenegrin coach Nebojsa Jovovic, following the team’s losses in the first three weeks of league championship.
The meeting will be an opportunity for Qatar SC to push for a victory.
Al Ahli too will look to get a much-needed win. They rely heavily on their Tunisian star Naim Sliti, who has scored three goals so far since the beginning of the season and is considered a strong addition to the side this season.