Al Khor aim high in new season


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: Al Khor, who finished 8th in the last QNB Stars League season, are aiming high in the new season that kicks off in the first week of August.

Last season, Al Khor won only 7 matches and lost 12 games to finish just above Al Ahli, Qatar SC, Al Kharaitiyat and Markhiya in the QNB Stars League standings.

This year coach Adel Al Sulaimi will be working at feverish pace to set the tone ahead of the new season which is just a few weeks away.

Among the changes that have taken place, Al Khor have brought in Al Sulaimi as the coach. Al Sulaimi will lead the team following the departure of coach Nassif Al-Bayawi, who has joined Al Kharaitiyat.

Al Sulaimi will be eager to see Al Khor occupy a good position in the rankings early in the season.

A powerful player roster is there for Al Khor to seek positive results. Al Khor have roped in experienced Rebin Sulaka to beef up their backline while completing a deal with Mohamed Ahmed Bugshan from Al Shamal Club.

Sulaka, a Swedish Iraqi player, is one of the tallest members of the side at 1.93 meters.

A strong defense and centre will be one of the targets for coach Al Sulaimi.

Al Khor are currently training in the Netherlands to prepare for the new season.

Coach Al Sulaimi will be busy working on his starting line-up for the season's first game.

Al Khor take on Al Arabi on August 4 in the QNB Stars League.