Follow-up: Ali Najm
Al-Wasl ended its campaign in the first round with a big and deserved victory at the expense of its guest, Khorfakkan, by 3-0, on the night of the brilliance of Moroccan defender Sofiane Boventi, who scored a brace with two goals.
Al Wasl was able to raise its score to 25 points at the end of the first leg, to prove its position among the big four, and to prove its eligibility to compete at the summit, which is still a goal for the yellow team, after it took the lead this season for one round.
Al-Wasl was on time with a “revenge” match against the opponent who kept him out of the Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Cup competition, but the yellow team knew how to respond to the opponent by achieving a great victory, which enhanced his chance to compete at the summit, after he had previously retreated after losing to Shabab Al-Ahly in Zabeel. And tie with the eye in Dar Al-Zein.
The brilliance of Al-Wasl in the first half is due to the good and excellence of the team in exploiting set-pieces, after Ali Saleh assumed responsibility for “distribution” and Moroccan defender Sofiane Boventi for “scoring”. The latter scored two goals with two headers after two corners executed by Ali Saleh, who extended his contract a few days ago with the club.
With this double, Al-Wasl raised its score to 15 goals this season, which it scored from set pieces, which reflects the value and work of the Argentine coach Pizzi, while the “Nusour Al-Khor” net scored in the first half for the first time after 8 matches in a row that the team’s net did not hit in the first session. from the time of the matches.
As for Khorfakkan, it suffered a sixth loss this season, and the first in 2023, noting that the green team managed to win twice against a draw in the last 3 matches.
Al Wasl coach, Argentine Pizzi, expressed his happiness with the victory over Khorfakkan, which enhanced his team’s opportunity to be at the heart of the struggle at the summit, and confirmed his confidence in the current group of players he owns, far from what the team’s situation will be based on the winter Mercato, especially after dispensing. About Brazilian striker Gilberto Oliveira.
As for Ahmed Al-Shaafar, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al-Wasl Club, he refused to enter into the discussion about the competition for the title at the end of the first round. “Today we reached point 25, and this is a positive harvest. We hope that we will continue to build up the pace of victories in the next rounds, in order to achieve the best possible harvest.”
As for Abdulaziz Al-Anbari, the coach of the Khor Fakkan team, he seemed confident in the team’s ability to improve in the next rounds, and said: “We made some minor changes recently, and the team reaching 15 points in the first round was not a negative matter, and there is no doubt that we will have some steps in Mercato winter in order to strengthen the team’s strengths, and we hope that the results will improve better and we will get more points.