Week 12 Pre-Match Press Conference — Al Gharafa


Al Gharafa coach Bulent Uygun spoke to the media ahead of their QNB Stars League Week 12 match against Al Ahli.

“First of all, I’m happy to be back in Qatar. Al Gharafa are a great team with rich history and good reputation. I thank all those, particularly club president Sheikh Jassim bin Thamer Al Thani, who trusted me and entrusted me with a  great task. I hope I will live up to the expectations.

“Coming to the match against Al Ahli, my team is ready for the challenge. It is very important for us to make a strong start to the QNB Stars League’s second phase, so we need three points from this game. It is also crucial for our campaign in the rest of the season. We prepared well during the break and we will do everything we can to bag full points.

“It’s good to have a player of such a great repute as (Wesley) Sneijder in our ranks. He has rich experience and we hope to capitalise on that. Naturally, we expect a lot from him. Also, we have high hopes from another new signing Mehdi Taremi. They both are now training with the group,” said Bulent.