Shabab Al Ahli’s players celebrate after their victory on Wednesday.
Shabab Al Ahli will be flying the UAE flag when the four semi-finalists of the 9th Dubai International Football Championship U-16 square off on Wednesday evening at the Maktoum Bin Rashid Stadium in Al Mamzar. Shabab Al Ahli, who finished second in Group A behind 2016 champions Al Hilal of Saudi Arabia,
Matchweek 20 of the Arabian Gulf League (AGL) is scheduled to kick off on Friday, with four games to be played on the opening day before resuming with three other games on Saturday.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal, champions of 2016, started their campaign in the 9th Dubai International Football Championship U16 with a stunning 3-2 win over Borussia Dortmund, the team they had defeated in the final of the sixth edition.
At Al Forsan International Sports Resort, fans were treated to an entertaining day of action with the riders from the UAE, region and across the world taking part in six categories across eight classes.
In the third week 23 matches were played in four disciplines, reflecting the interest of the UAE in general and the Emirate of Sharjah in particular in promoting sports.
The 35-year-old climbed to his player's box afterwards to embrace his mother and broke down in uncontrollable tears, collapsing to the ground sobbing.