Al Gharafa honour ex-coach Fernandez


QNB Stars League side Al Gharafa honoured their former coach Jean Fernandez, who took over The Cheetahs at the start of this season and was replaced by Turk Bulent Uygun recently.

Al Gharafa Sports Club President Sheikh Jassim bin Thamer Al Thani presented a memento to the Frenchman, who parted ways with the club by mutual consent, in recognition of his efforts with the team. The most notable among them was the QSL Cup triumph last month when they defeated Al Rayyan in the final to end a long title drought.

In the QNB Stars League, Al Gharafa are seventh with only 11 points from two wins, four draws and five defeats. They travel to Al Ahli for their 12th-round match on 12th January.

Sheikh Jassim thanked Fernandez for his contributions to the club, specially the grooming of youngsters, and wished him all success in his future endeavours.

On his part, Fernandez reciprocated by saying, “It was a pleasure working at Al Gharafa. I’ll certainly continue my relationship with the club and will follow them whether I’m in Qatar or not.”