Akram Afif: We respected Al-Ahli and got a crucial win

Following Al-Sadd’s commanding 9-1 triumph over Al-Ahli in the rescheduled Week 13 fixture of the Expo Stars League, star forward Akram Afif shared his thoughts on the significant win.

“We achieved a crucial victory today in our quest for the league title,” Afif remarked in the aftermath of the match. “Our respect for Al-Ahli was evident, and we capitalized on the majority of our scoring opportunities.”

In a pointed message to Al-Sadd’s supporters, Afif expressed disappointment over their recent absence from the team’s matches. “I’m deeply saddened by the lack of attendance and support from our fans in recent games,” he stated. “Despite facing significant challenges this season, including coaching changes, player injuries, and intense competition in the Asian Cup, we’ve maintained our position at the top of the league. Yet, our fans have been noticeably absent without valid cause.”

Looking ahead, Afif emphasized the importance of the upcoming clash against Al-Shamal. “A victory in the next match will secure us the league title,” he affirmed. “I extend my congratulations to the Al-Sadd faithful on today’s win, and we eagerly anticipate their presence and support in the forthcoming fixture.”