Al Gharafa face Al Sailiya in Week 1 of the 2022-2023 season QNB Stars League. The kick-off at the Khalifa International Stadium at 19:45 on Tuesday, 2nd August, 2022.
Both teams are looking forward to achieving victory for a strong start to the new season, as Al Gharafa and Al Sailiya are keen and ambitious.
The two matches between these two sides last season had thrilling results.
The management of both teams have reposed faith in their players and coaches, with Al Gharafa retaining Italian coach Andrea Stramaccioni and Al Sailiya going ahead with Tunisian Sami Trabelsi. Changes have been made in the two teams in terms of new contracts, especially for professionals.
Al Gharafa, after dispensing with a number of their foreign professionals who played in the last season, have contracted Algerian Yacine Brahimi, who comes from Al Rayyan, and Uzbek player Islom Tukhtahujaev, in addition to continuing with Algerian Mehdi Tehrat.
The team also includes a number of distinguished Qatari players as Al Gharafa are one of the most prominent clubs which gives opportunities to young players from the age groups, and is banking on them this season to provide with the best and lead the team towards competing for the title.
Meanwhile, Al Sailiya have Senegalese Serigne ‘Kara’ Mbodji, and the team has signed Argentinian defender Sergio Javier Vittor and Greek Giannis Fetfatzidis (from Al Khor), in addition to the return of Iraqi Mohanad Ali and Tunisian Bilal Saidani.
Despite the disparity between the teams’ positions last season, the match will certainly not be an easy one and is expected to be full of excitement and rivalry.