Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

UAE - Coach Paqueta confident Shabab will fight back  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Khaleej Times - 06/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) We are keen to get a good result and keep up our challenge for the title at the top of the table, says Paqueta



The 17th round of the Arabian Gulf League kicks off with two interesting clashes featuring Dubai against Al Ain as Al Dhafra entertain Al Shabab in the Western region. Later in the night. Al Shabab Brazilian coach Marcos Paqueta looked confident that the squad is in good form and the players are determined to throw the recent defeats behind their backs



"We have prepared well for our Thursday's home clash against Al Wasl," Paqueta told newsmen during the pre-match Press conference on Wednesday. "The players have benefited from the break and hopefully they had enough rest ahead of the most crucial stages of the competitions," he added



Al Shabab are now six points off the pace in third place after losing second to Al Jazira who beat them 0-1 in the 16th round of the competition



"We have been working on some tactical problems during the break. We are keen to get a good result and keep up our challenge for the title at the top of the table. We beat Al Wasl earlier in the season but we must be aware that this is a different team from the one we played then as they have brought in many new players. I expect a tough game with fierce rivalry as it is a Dubai derby



"There is still a long way to go and many points to be won; and some things could be turned upside down due to the business done by various clubs during the transfer window," he added. Al Wasl's head coach Hector Cuper also expressed his relief at having some respite between fixtures, allowing more detailed preparation and training sessions for his players focusing on technical matters, and the Argentine coach insists his side go into the Round 17 match in high spirits. "Al Shabab are one of the strongest teams in the League, scoring a high number of goals and conceding few, so we must focus and take them very seriously," Cuper said



On Friday, Ajman host Al Jazira and Al Shaab face the challenge of pace setters Al Ahli at the Khalid bin Mohammed Stadium in Sharjah. The match is particularly crucial for the two sides at the top and bottom of the table



Al Ahli are showing the way with 36 points, four points clear of Al Jazira and a win will see them taking a huge step towards the trophy while Al Shaab have no safe side and either to win and improve their chances to maintain their pro-league status and the at same time a defeat could

 


Khaleej Times




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 31 2015 - Bahrain's Investcorp to buy Spanish ceramics firmMENAFN
(MENAFN) Bahrain-based Investcorp said that it will be acquiring Fritta, a Spanish company that makes products for the ceramics industry, Arabian Business reported.Fritta produces important items in ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Total wins 10 percent stake in Abu Dhabi oil concessionsMENAFN
(MENAFN) French company Total said that it has signed a deal with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) for a 10 cent stake in developing oilfields in Abu Dhabi as part of oil concessions for a ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Iraqi oil exports decline in JanuaryMENAFN
(MENAFN) Iraq, OPEC's second-largest producer, registered a decline in its oil exports from its southern region in January from a record high recorded in the previous month due to shipping delays, ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Vodafone Qatar revenue up 21 percent in 9MMENAFN
(MENAFN) Vodafone Qatar's said its total revenue grew by 21 percent to USD474.59 billion for the nine months ended December 31, 2014, The Peninsula Qatar reported.The company's mobile customer base ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qatar Airways to acquire 10 percent of IAGMENAFN
(MENAFN) Qatar Airways announced that it has bought nearly 10 percent of the parent company of British Airways and Spain's Iberia, deepening wealthy Qatar's business ties to Europe, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi RCJY signs three deals worth USD138.25mMENAFN
(MENAFN) Chairman of the Royal Commission for Jubail and Yanbu (RCJY) signed three contracts worth USD138.25 million to provide essential equipment and develop industrial zones, Arab News ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Saudi- Outspoken prince to launch pan-Arab news channelThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) An outspoken, billionaire Saudi prince will on Sunday launch a pan-Arab satellite news channel aimed at challenging established networks in the region.Prince Alwaleed bin ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda in Yemen says France top enemyThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) The ideological leader of Yemen-based Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) said Friday that France had surpassed the United States as the top enemy of Islam.With the ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Qaeda group launches assault on Western-backed Syria rebelsThe Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Al-Qaeda's affiliate in Syria battled Western-backed rebels Friday as the jihadists pressed their bid to seize control of northern areas, a monitoring group and rebels ...

 Jan 31 2015 - Iraq- Air strike kills IS 'chemical weapons expert'The Peninsula
(MENAFN - The Peninsula) A US-led coalition air strike killed a chemical weapons specialist with the Islamic State group in Iraq who once worked for Saddam Hussein, US military officers said ...

more...


 






Google

Click to Apply

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help