Abdul Rahman Mohammed: We stopped wasting money on new deals

Al-Nasr outlines a future policy of "youth and loan" to avoid buying players

  • Al-Nasr hopes to climb to the podium of the Arab Gulf League crown in the new season. Photography: Osama Abu Ghanem

  • Member of the Board of Directors of the Football Company in Al-Nasr: Abdulrahman Muhammad.


A member of the Board of Directors of the Football Company in Al-Nasr, Abdel-Rahman Mohamed, confirmed that the club's policy in the future will depend on emerging players in the youth and youth sector, to support the first team without relying on buying players from outside the club.

Abdul Rahman Muhammad said to Emirates Today: “We have to admit that the players offered in the contracting market are not at the level of the Al-Nasr club’s ambitions, while the prices of distinguished players have become greatly exaggerated, so we decided in the football company to reduce the financial burdens that are spent on Summer contracts, and to rely on the club’s children within two years at most.

He added, "We went to loan players who have good levels, to give them experience playing in the Arab Gulf League, instead of keeping them on the bench without participating in matches. We will follow up on their bids permanently, and we will return to the club everyone who proves their worth after the end of the new season."

He added, "Victory began in the current summer transfers by adopting a new policy in contracting, which depends on attracting the team’s needs only without bringing in many names, as was the case in previous seasons," pointing out that the new contracts were made according to the technical vision of the Croatian coach Kronslav. In a big way, the homogeneity of the team, and its support with some elements that need to strengthen some centers, so we contracted with Sebastian Tigali, a substitute for the Spanish Negredo, and a wing player, Ryan Mendes, and defender Abdel Rahman Youssef, and an agreement is currently underway with the fourth foreigner, to close the summer transfers.

A member of the football company at Al-Nasr club pointed out that «the contract with a few players, during this summer, has maintained the state of harmony within the team since the end of last season, with the presence of the Croatian coach, and this matter will save (the general) a lot of time in Bringing the fusion in the team, which was needed in the past ». Abdul Rahman Muhammad expressed his satisfaction with the situation in which the team has become after more than a month from the start of its gathering, whether technically or physically, which appeared clearly during our first friendly experience with Hatta and ended with a 4-1 victory, stressing that the performance will certainly develop into The best in the rest of the friendly matches we agreed on before the start of the league.

Al-Nasr will play the Emirates, Hamriyah and Ajman, as part of his preparations for the start of the new season. The Arab Gulf Cup draw prevented Al-Nasr from playing in the first round alongside Sharjah, as the title holder of the last edition of the competition.

It is noteworthy that Al-Nasr won the Arabian Gulf Cup last season 2-1 at the expense of Shabab Al-Ahly.

Abdulrahman Mohammed:

• “The players offered in the contracting market are not up to the aspirations of Al-Nasr Club.”

• "We are adopting a new policy in contracting, based on attracting the team's needs only."

• "Hiring a small number of players during the summer preserved harmony within the team."

• «Blue» faces the Emirates, Hamriyah and Ajman friendly, in preparation for the new season.

• “Al-Brigadier” defeated Hatta 4-1 in a friendly match, in which the technical staff reassured the level of the players.

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