Shabab Al-Ahly won for the first time in two consecutive matches

Mahdi Ali achieves what Zaragoza failed in 9 rounds

  • Mahdi Ali returns Al-Ahly youth to the right path.

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  • Former Al-Ahly youth coach, Gerard Zaragoza.

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Shabab Al-Ahly continued their victories by achieving two unanswered victories over Al Ittihad Kalba in the 14th round of the Arab Gulf League, the day before yesterday, to achieve Mahdi Ali winning two consecutive matches in the league for the first time, which failed in Spanish coach Gerard Zaragoza, who led the team in The first nine rounds.

Zaragoza led Al-Ahly youth in nine league matches, and achieved only three victories in the first round against Al-Ittihad Kalba, Hatta in the fourth round, and Ajman in the seventh round, while Shabab Al-Ahly won for the first time in two consecutive matches in the league, by beating victory in the round. The 13th, and finally on Ittihad Kalba in the 14th round.

The positives of Al-Ahly youth were not limited to winning two consecutive matches, as they won five consecutive matches in various tournaments, by beating Khorfakkan 4-2 in the first leg of the Arab Gulf Cup, then victory with a goal without response in the league, and winning the Super Gulf Cup title Al-Arabi defeated Sharjah with a goal without a response, before he repeated his victory over Khor Fakkan with five goals without a response in the second leg of the Arab Gulf Cup quarter-finals, and then the victory over Al-Ittihad Kalba with two goals without a response, while "Dubai Knights" for the first time since the beginning of the season kept clean nets in Four-game winning streak.

For his part, Mahdi Ali expressed his happiness with the team’s victory, stressing in a press conference: “We faced the developed Kalba Union, and we scored two goals in the first half, and happy with the victory that was achieved despite absences, especially in the defense line.”

He added: "We deliberately rested some of the players during the second half to face the pressure of the matches, and because we play eight matches a month, and Al-Ahly's youth are evolving from one match to another, and our goal is to continue on the same pattern."

Mahdi Ali:

• «Happy with the victory achieved despite the absence, especially in the line of defense.

Da Silva: Ittihad Kalba repeated the previous mistakes

Ittihad Kalba coach, the Uruguayan Jorge da Silva, confirmed that Shabab Al-Ahly deserved to win, noting that his team repeated the previous mistakes made by the players in the past matches.

"Shabab Al-Ahly was the best," Da Silva said in a press conference. "We repeated previous mistakes, and the many absences forced us to change the way of playing. We must forget about the loss, and think about the next matches due to lack of time."

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