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UAE geared up to take on Yemen in Gulf Cup opener

Filed on November 25, 2019
The UAE's defender Hamdan Al Kamali (second right) stressed the need to respect all teams during the tournament. - Supplied photo

The defender also praised the new players who had joined the team during the last gathering

UAE defender Hamdan Al Kamali reckons victory against Yemen in the opening match of the Arabian Gulf Cup will serve as a strong morale booster for the Whites, and it will help strengthen the team's quest to clinch top honours.

Speaking at a media briefing ahead of the tournament, Kamali stressed the need to respect all competitors, and not underestimate any team, UAEFA website reported.

"All the participating teams have the ambition and motivation to win the title, and have the capabilities that qualify them to continue their journey." Kamali added that the group stage will see strong competition between different teams, stressing that qualifying to the semifinals will not be It is easy and the Whites path will not be furnished with flowers.

Al Kamali assured the UAE fans that preparations for the Arabian Gulf Cup were completed through the internal gathering held by Al Abyad in Dubai, pointing out that the joint qualifying matches for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup contributed to raising the readiness of most of the elements that remained with the team during the period.

The defender also praised the new players who had joined the team during the last gathering. Kamali stressed that the new players will be a strong addition to the lineup in the tournament.

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