Tunisian Al Bayawi named Al Khor coach


QNB Stars League side Al Khor appointed Tunisian Nassif Al Bayawi as their new coach. The decision was taken by the club management, headed by Hassan Juma Al Mohannadi.

Al Bayawi previously coached Saudi Arabian team Al Qadisiya.

Al Khor had parted ways with French coach Laurent Banide following a series of negative results, culminating in their loss to Umm Salal in Round 6 of the QNB Stars League. They had suffered a shock defeat to newcomers Al Markhiya in the previous week.

In between, Banide’s assistant Omar Najhi had guided Al Khor in their 2-4 loss to Al Duhail in the seventh round and also in their 2-1 victory over Al Sailiya in Round 3 of the QSL Cup. 

Al Khor, 11th in the league standings with only four points, next face bottom-placed Qatar SC on 18th November. It may be a coincidence that they are also up against Qatar SC in Round 4 of QSL Cup on 13th November.