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Zenga Finishes Preparing his Players to Face Bani Yas

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Abu Dhabi: 18 December 2013
 
The First Football Team has finished their preparations for their next match in the eleventh round of the Arabian Gulf League against their hosts Bani Yas, which will be played in Al Shamkha Stadium in Bani Yas at 20:00 of Thursday the 19th of December.
 
The team kept training on a daily basis, 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.
 
Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Al Jazira Football Company, witnessed the session, accompanied by the board of directors members. Walter Zenga worked in this session with almost full squad, missing only the injured trio Khamis Ismail, 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, except for Ali Mabkhout who is going under monitoring and evaluation before deciding whether to start with him or put in the bench on Thursday night.
 
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 this game.
 
Al Jazira is in the 6th place in the league table with 16 points, away from their host the 8th place team Bani Yas with 1 point.