Sharjah & Ajman clash, Al Dhafra face Kalba

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Accuracy needed: Sharjah (c) need to be more clinical.

Sharjah coach Paulo Bonamigo has laid down the law to his misfiring players ahead of tonight’s clash with fellow strugglers Ajman.

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The King are third from bottom, nine points in front of the visitors to Sharjah Stadium who reside in the final relegation place.

Victory for the hosts will ensure they cannot drop down to UAE Division 1 Group A, courtesy of a superior head-to-head record over their 
imminent opponents.

High-flying Al Wasl put Sharjah to the sword last time out, coming from behind to secure a 2-1 win. Bonamigo hoped the lessons from that fixture had been learned by his players.

He said: “I will not allow repetition of the errors from Wasl. This game is important and difficult for both teams, because both are trying to win. 

“This season has been balanced and strong. All the games feature something you cannot expect, even from the front to the bottom of table. 

"An example have been our matches against Ittihad Kalba.

“We must meet Ajman with concentration and zero tolerance.“

Meanwhile, Laurent Banide is targeting a perfect end to the season with Al Dhafra.

The Frenchman has excelled since he began his third spell at the Western Knights during the winter break, earning an extension to his contract after guiding them away from the drop zone. 

They face the long trip to already-relegated 14th-placed Ittihad Kalba today.

Banide said: “I expect them to play with comfort because everyone knows that they have nothing to lose.

"I want to win the match and end the league in a comfortable position.

"My desire to win the last five games is large, despite only needing to gain a few points to confirm our stay in the league.”

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