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AFC Cup 2016 - MD2: Group C Preview

Published on: 08 March 2016

Al Oruba coach Milovan Prelecic has given his team a clean bill of health as the Omani side prepare to take on Iraq’s Air Force Club in Group C of the 2016 AFC Cup on Wednesday.

Both teams won their opening games of the new campaign, with Al Oruba (pictured) notching up a 2-1 victory over Syria’s Al Wahda and Air Force Club defeating Al Dhahria 2-0, and Prelecic is setting his sights on another three points.

“We are ready for the match. All the players are fit and we have no injuries,” said the 46-year-old Montenegrin, who saw his side lose 1-0 to Al Nahda in domestic action on Thursday.

“We tried our best to reduce the pressure on the players, especially because we have a heavy schedule which is affecting the players.

“All the players are motivated to want to put n a good performance in order to get the three points. The two sides will be hoping to win to go top of the group but I’m confident that we will do our job perfectly tomorrow.”

The Iraqis, meanwhile, go into the game off the back of an unexpected break after their league game against Arbil, which was scheduled for Friday, was postponed.

“The match is important for us because we want to maintain our position on top of the group,” said coach Sabah Abduljalil. “Al Oruba won their first match and they also want to continue winning, which makes it an important match for the two teams.

“We tried our best to fix the mistakes that we made in the first match against Al Dharia. We should respect our opponents and give our best tomorrow in order to get the three important points.”

The match between Al Wahda and Al Dhahria, meanwhile, has been postponed.

Photo: Lagardère Sports


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