Al Sailiya going full steam ahead


Al Sailiya Football Head Abdulla Al Hanzab said they were fully gearing up for the second phase of QNB Stars League, which will start on 11th January.

The team is currently having a training camp at the Aspire Zone as part of preparations chalked out by the club’s technical and administrative staff.

The camp (23rd to 29th December) aims to further improve the players’ performance on the physical and technical fronts. It is also designed to enhance their mental fitness in a positive atmosphere.

Al Hanzab said the players responded well to the strategies adopted by the coaching staff, adding they took the camp in utmost seriousness considering that the league’s second phase would be too demanding.

“We wanted our players to take full advantage of the atmosphere at the camp so that they would be ready for the challenges in the tough second phase. We must put in our best efforts and stay focused in order not to drop points.

“Our performance in the first phase should be a motivation for the players to continue from where they left off. We did quite well in the first part of the league. Hopefully, we’ll score more points from the remaining 11 games,” he said.


Al Hanzab stressed consistency helped them achieve the fourth place in standings.

“The technical as well as administrative stability contributed greatly to our performance so far this season. Club management, coach (Sami) Trabelsi and the players played a great role in it,” he said.

Al Sailiya have 19 points from six victories.

Al Hanzab spoke about the chances of Qatar at the ongoing Gulf Cup in Kuwait.

“The Qatar squad is a good mix of youth and experience. We wish Al Annabi good luck and hope they perform well in the tournament. That’ll be important for Qatar in their future engagements,” he added.