QNB Stars League Week 20 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Markhiya


Al Markhiya coach Adel Sellimi spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 20 match against Al Ahli.

“We have our hopes till the very last moment. We must beat Al Ahli in order to cherish any hopes of avoiding direct relegation to the Second Division. For sure, the match will be tough.

“Al Kharaitiyat’s position is better than ours and our objective is to reach the play-off match, the same as Al Kharaitiyat. We will play the remaining three games with the aim to win despite missing some players. My wards have not lost hope either and we will fight till the end.

“We will sorely miss the services of players such as Aden Ali, Abdelqadir Ilyas  and Tijan.

“Al Ahli are away from the danger zone and they are looking to improve their position without any pressure. They are a good team with quality players. However, Al Markhiya need three points from this game.

“And this is the last chance for us to avoid relegation. We must put up a good performance and get a positive result. Also, we must be all focused on the game and avoid costly mistakes to achieve the desired result,” said Sellimi.