Al Arabi, Umm Salal post wins in friendlies


QNB Stars League side Al Arabi beat NK Nafta 2-0 in a pre-season friendly on Wednesday. 


Coached by Luka Bonacic, Al Arabi were seen home after goals by Yasser Yahia and Abdulrahmann Waleed. Both goals were scored in the first half.


This was the third friendly for Al Arabi who have played a 2-2 draw NK Dravograd and a convincing 8-0 win over NK Beltinci.


Al Arabi fielded Luay Sharif, Yaseen Yaqoob, Mustapha Abdi, Barakat Jafar, Mohammed Salem, Abdullah Marafi, Diego Jardel, Ahmed Fathi, Mohammed Saleh Elneel, Mileson and Francois.


In another friendly, QNB Stars League side Umm Salal beat Slovenia's Roghasha Slatina 5-0 in a friendly.


Christian Osaguono scored two goals while Yannick Sagbo, Mahmoud Al Mawas and Adeli Arahili found the net once each.


With coach Laurent Banide heading the show, Umm Salal will continue their pre-season training until July 25.


The squad - which has welcomed back Mohammed Bilal and Mohammed Abdulmutalib back from injury - is undergoing training with two-hour sessions daily.


Umm Salal will play two more friendlies on July 21 and 24.


Nasser Al-Fadala, the team's manager, praised 'the players' great commitment and discipline within the camp' and the in the friendly also. 


Umm Salal begin the new QNB Stars League campaign against Al Sailiya on August 4 at Khalifa International Stadium.