Al Ain Club to play UFL games at Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium

ABU DHABI — Al Ain FC will play their UAE Pro-League games at the Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Qattara instead of the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium, their team manager Majid Al Owais confirmed on Monday.

By James Jose

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Published: Wed 25 Aug 2010, 12:08 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:55 AM

The league matches will be played at the Tahnoun bin Mohammed Stadium in Al Qattara because the Khalifa bin Zayed Stadium is undergoing renovation and maintainence work. Majid Al Owais said that Al Ain FC were looking to the UFL to approve the change in venue.

Meanwhile, Al Ain players Ismail Ahmed will make a return to training in two weeks time after recuperating from injury. Waleed Salem, Abdulla Mal Alla and Sultan Mussabah are undergoing rehabilitation for their injuries and will make a comeback in two months.

Al Ain’s Moroccan player Soufiane Alloudi, who was the 2007 Moroccan Athlete of the Year, suffered a pain in his knee during the Al Ain Football International Championship game against Al Shabab. Majid Al Owais they were waiting on a medical report on him.

Meanwhile, Shaikh Hazza bin Zayed Al Nahyan, First Deputy President of the club, First Deputy President of the Honorary Board and Chairman of Al Ain Board of Directors paid a visit to the club. Majid Al Owais said that his visit was a great motivation to the players.

Majid Al Owais said that pre-season training camp in Austria and the Al Ain International Football Championship have helped the players in preparing for the new season. He added that the losses in those friendly games in the pre-season training camp made the players feel more responsible.

With just few days to go before the UAE Pro-League kicks off, Al Ain FC are yet to announce their third foreign import. Al Ain are on the look out for a new player after their inspirational playmaker Jorge Valdivia cut short his contract to return to his former Palmeiras in Brazil. Valdivia mentioned family circumstances as a reason for his transfer to Palmeiras.

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