Ali Khaseif Agrees Deal with Al Jazira FC through To 2023

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Abu Dhabi: Dec. 24, 2020
 
Al Jazira FC have received a welcome boost with club captain and UAE goalkeeper Ali Khaseif extending his contract until 2023. 
 
The goalkeeper is a crucial part of the club’s on-field success, as well as playing a key role off pitch as club ambassador for the Pride of Abu Dhabi.
 
The 33 year old has been with Al Jazira since 2004 and has made 431 appearances for the club in the local competitions, and won the UAE President Cup 3 times, the Arabian Gulf League 2 times, the UAE Confederation Cup and the Arabian Gulf Cup. He also led Al Jazira to the 4th place in the FIFA Club World Cup 2017”. This season, he has kept four clean sheets in eight appearances in the Arabian Gulf League.
 
Speaking about the extension of his deal, Khaseif said: “Al Jazira is my home and I’m so pleased to be extending this deal”.
 
“We have a strong squad, a team that’s building for the future and I’m excited to help play my part.  As club captain, I’m so proud of the role the club plays in the local community, particularly this year during the pandemic.  There’s nowhere else I’d rather be.”
 
Ali Yousef Al Hammadi, the CEO of the Al Jazira Club, said while commenting on Khaseif’s extension “Ali is an irreplaceable member of Al Jazira family. He was always there when the team won each competition, starting from the UAE Federation Cup in 2006, until the Arabian Gulf League in 2016, and the world still remembers his heroic performances in the FIFA Club World Cup 2017”.
 
From his end, Al Jazira FC’s Sporting Director, Mads Davidsen said: “Ali Khaseif is a crucial member of our squad and our team, keeping four clean sheets in eight league appearances this season. We see Khaseif as a great model for the young players through his commitment to training and his club's responsibilities, as well as an excellent shot stopper, he is the leader of our team.  We know what he means to this club and we’re thrilled to have secured him through to 2023.”