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Pride of Abu Dhabi is Ready for Al Ahli Mission

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Abu Dhabi: 3 December 2013
 
The First Football Team has finished their preparations for their next match in the ninth round of the Arabian Gulf League against their hosts Al Ahli, which will be played in Rashid Stadium in Dubai at 20:00 of Thursday the 5th of December.
 
The team kept training twice a day for the last days, to increase the physical fitness to its ideal levels, and also to enhance to concentration and the unison between the players, with special training methods created by the Italian Walter Zenga and went under his close supervision.
 
Walter Zenga worked in the last session with almost full squad, missing only the injured trio Ali Mabkhout, Salim Masoud and Yaqub Al Hosani; the others trained normally and with equal chances of playing since the start against Al Ahli, as they are no any suspensions or minor injuries.
 
The session started from the gymnasium as the players prepared for the training with the fitness coach and the physiotherapist. The players and their coaching staff went to the pitch and worked there on different offensive and defensive tactics; while Ali Khaseif and his teammates the goalkeepers worked separately with their coach.
 
In the last part of the session the players had an internal match that saw high competitive spirit from all the players, as they attempting to convince their manager to put them in his startup squad for Thursday game.
 
Al Jazira is in the 8th place in the league table with 12 points, away from their host the league leader Al Ahli with 10 points, and above the ninth team Al Wahda with 3 points.