Sharjah coach Abdulaziz Al Anbari passed the fitness test and is ready to lead the team against Al Nasr.
Mohammad Abdullah, Staff Reporter
Sharjah’s hopes of returning to the winning ways got a boost as the coach Abdulaziz Al Anbari passed the fitness test and will be ready to lead the team against Al Nasr.
Sharjah have witness a drastic slump in the form of late as they have slipped to the third spot in the standings. They will look to end their five-game winless streak with a victory over Al Nasr on Sunday.
Sharjah assistant coach Marcio Sabino attended the pre-match conference along with Hamad Jassim.
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“Our preparations are going well. Players are technically and physically fit for the match.
“Everyone is seriously optimistic and showing a lot of desire and determination to achieve victory,” said Sabino.
“We are at a stage that requires us to exert a lot of effort and enter all future matches with high focus and great importance to reach the results we aspire to achieve and to bring the smile back on the faces on our loyal fans,” he added.
“We slipped from the top spot after the loss against Al Jazira and we are still trying to recover and go back on the top,” he added.
Al Jazira dismantled Sharjah from the top with a 3-0 win in their 18th round match of the league.
Sharjah notched up a victory in the 14th round, beating Fujairah 3-2. Since then they have not been able to win any game and are desperately looking to find the form.
Al Nasr coach Ramon Diaz, and player Tariq Novais were confident of returning with victory against Sharjah on Sunday.
Sharjah and Al Nasr will square off in an important AGL clash and the position in the table can be swapped if Al Nasr go on to win against Sharjah, who have slipped to the third position after Bani Yas defeated Kalba.
The coach informed how the technical staff is working to equip the players in the best possible way to emerge winners.
The coach said: “The match is very important to us, since a win will keep our chances of competing for the title alive, so we will enter it with high spirit and we will do our best to gain the three points.
“Our line-up are almost full, but Glaubert Lima will be missing due to suspension, but we have the replacement player ready and will do as well as the rest of the squad,” said Diaz.
Novais said, "I thank the coach for giving me the chance in the last match and helping my fellow players on the field qualify for the final."
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