Al Sailiya go down fighting


QNB Stars League side Al Sailiya lost to Tianjin Quanjian 0-1 in a friendly played on Wednesday at the Aspire Zone, where the Chinese team’s winter camp is based.

Liu Yemenig netted the goal in the 54th minute by sending the ball to the left of goalkeeper Hassan Idris.

Al Sailiya’s Tunisian coach Sami Trabelsi rotated the players in order to test their physical and technical levels before they embark on the second half of the season.

Al Sailiya, fourth in the standings with 19 points after the conclusion of first phase, will host Al Arabi at the Al Ahli Stadium in the QNB Stars League’s 12th round on 12th January.

The Peregrines had a camp at the Aspire Zone, from 23rd to 29th December,  that enhanced the players’ performance on physical, technical and mental fronts.