Al Ain team will kick off the Arabian Gulf League at home at Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium at 18:45. Attention will be drawn to the new deals of the «leader», chiefly the most expensive deal in the summer transfer, Brazilian Caio Canedo, who moved to Al Ain from Al Wasl for $ 6 million.
The fans will only be satisfied with a win over nine new deals that have boosted Al Ain to compete for all competitions, notably the Togolese Laba Koudjou, Algeria's Abdelrahman Meziane, and a number of national and resident players.
Al Ain are hoping to make a good impression on their fans today by winning and performing as well, but the game will not be easy, especially against Kalba with great ambitions.
Al Ain closed its training behind closed doors in order to give players more focus, a way that the Ainaoui fans have not seen with coaches in recent years, except in some very important matches.
All the players, including the internationals, took part in the training, and Lapa Kudjou, who also offered his condolences to his father's death over the past few days, showed good morale and good physical fitness to confirm his readiness to lead the team's attack line in today's meeting.
In contrast, Kalba enter the confrontation and eye to win the style of last season when he imposed a positive 2-2 draw on the «leader» on the same pitch, after a good performance of his players, and the team strengthened during the transfer period with a large number of new players.
The management of the Kalba Union, with three foreign players led by Jordanian Yassin Bakhit, Togolese Penel Malaba, one of the most expensive deals in the league, and Brazilian Adriano Henrique, while retained the Hungarian Alasas Gogac, which is one of the most important sources of risk in the team, and the management preferred to maintain technical stability Italian coach Fabio Viviani.
Kalba: Khaled Shamarekh, Hamad Al Hammadi, Jamal Abdullah.
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