Al Jazira play their final home match of the season on Wednesday night and football fans in Abu Dhabi can watch the action unfold with tickets still available.
Al Jazira welcome Al Dhafra to the Mohammed bin Zayed stadium for the penultimate round of the Arabian Gulf League, kicking off at 22:00 with the hosts looking to claim maximum points in their push for AFC Champions League qualification next season.
Third-placed Al Jazira go into the game on the back of last week’s 3-0 victory over Emirates Club and the hosts will be eager to build on that impressive result and give their home fans plenty of reasons to celebrate.
With tickets starting from just AED 15, it’s a fantastic opportunity to gather your friends and family and watch some of the best and promising UAE talent in football.
Among the Al Jazira players that fans can look forward to watching inside the 38,000 capacity stadium includes creative midfielder Khalfan Mubarak, young defender Khalifa Al Hammadi, club captain and goalkeeper Ali Khaseif and experienced centre-back Fares Juma. All four UAE internationals were part of the national squad that competed in the recent AFC Asian Cup.
Mubarak, a nominee for this year’s Best Emirati Player award, will be looking to add to his impressive tally of 10 goals and 12 assists this campaign. Al Hammadi, who is shortlisted for the Best Young Player accolade, as well as Juma and Khaseif will be aiming to keep Al Dhafra attackers quiet.
Al Jazira also have a wide array of talented foreign players. Brazilian attacker Leonardo has been prolific this season, scoring 12 goals while Cameroon’s Sebastian Siani, Ghana’s Ernest Asante and Dutch star Nacer Barazite, bring plenty of creativity to Al Jazira’s midfield.
At Al Jazira Club, it’s a lot more than just football with basketball, jiu-jitsu and handball among the other sports that they participate in.
Earlier this month, the club launched a new outreach community programme, aimed for the Abu Dhabi public. They are keen to hear on what you want, whether it’s visiting the stadium again or joining their sports teams.
Spectators who attend Wednesday’s match, can offer their views by completing a short survey during the game by visiting https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/aljaziraclub and be in with a chance of winning valuable prizes.
For Damien Hertog, head coach of Al Jazira, he hopes to see many people flock to the stadium to cheer on Al Jazira.
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🏟️ Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium
📅 Wednesday, May 15.
⏱️ Kickoff 22:00, Gates Open 20:00
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“This is the last home match for us this season and we want as many people in Abu Dhabi to come to the stadium and support us,” said the Dutchman.
“It will be a great game with many UAE talented players set to feature and we hope the crowd can show their support and help Al Jazira win the match. This is a great chance for different communities of Abu Dhabi to get together and get behind Al Jazira.”
He added: “While I want to thank everyone who attend the match, I also want to express my gratitude to the club fans for their support throughout the season. They were fantastic and stuck with us in the good and bad times and we look to have even more support next season.”
What: Al Jazira v Al Dhafra
Where: Mohammed bin Zayed stadium, Abu Dhabi
When: Wednesday May 15 at 22:00
Contact: For tickets, please visit https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net/
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