Al Markhiya sign goalkeeper Ivan


Al Markhiya roped in goalkeeper Ivan Rodrigues from Al Duhail in a free transfer deal. The move will strengthen their last line of defence, which already has Mohammed Montasser and Fahd Younis.

Ivan has also represented Al Gharafa in the QNB Stars League.

Promoted team Al Markhiya are in a precarious position, lying 11th in the standings with only five points. They have conceded thrice the number of goals they scored (five for and 15 against).

The Oryxes had recently bolstered the squad by signing experienced defender and former Qatar national team captain Bilal Mohammed as well as midfielder Anas Mubarak from Al Gharafa and striker Abdulqadir Ilyas from Al Duhail.

Al Markhiya, who lost 0-1 to Al Ahli in Week 8, will next play Al Arabi on Friday, 24th November.