Fathi back in Al Arabi fold after natl duty


Ahmed Fathi, who represented Qatar at the ongoing Gulf Cup in Kuwait, joined Al Arabi’s preparations for their friendly against Al Mesaimeer, scheduled for Thursday, 4th January.

Al Arabi had recently lost to Al Markhiya by a solitary goal in another friendly. The matches were part of their preparations for the second phase of QNB Stars League, which starts on 11th January.

The Dream Team will resume their campaign with an away game against Al Sailiya at the Al Ahli Stadium on 12th January.

Al Arabi have only nine points from two victories and three draws. They suffered six defeats.

Saad Nateq, who did duty for Iraq at the Gulf Cup, is expected to soon join the squad.

Al Arabi’s Croatian coach Luka Bonasic would be keen to take the positives from the two friendlies as they seek to improve their ninth position halfway through this season’s QNB Stars League.