Al Wahda’s malaise showed no signs of lifting on Tuesday when they extended their winless streak to five matches with a goalless draw against neighbours Bani Yas in the Arabian Gulf Cup.
Clarets boss Laurentiu Reghecampf held a fans’ forum at the weekend to discuss his hotly tipped side’s recent struggles. This talk, however, seemed to have little impact as a 100-per-cent record in Group A ended.
Tanzanian forward Yahya Al Ghassani came up short with efforts in both halves for the qualified visitors to Bani Yas Stadium.
Meanwhile, Al Dhafra remain in the mix for a quarter-final berth from Group B after Diego struck the only goal against pointless Sharjah.
The reigning Ligue 2 Player of the Year’s 34th-minute header earned a valuable 1-0 triumph on home soil.
Coach Rodolfo Arruabarrena suffered the first defeat of his Shabab Al Ahli Dubai Club reign thanks to a first-half penalty from Dibba Al Fujairah’s Yahya Jabrane.
The Moroccan defensive midfielder got up after he was felled and calmly found the bottom corner, for the Group A clash’s only goal.
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