x Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 27 July 2017

Ajman 0 Al Wasl 2

Al Wasl give absent coach Bruno Metsu some good news with a comfortable 2-0 victory at Ajman

Ajman defenders try to stop Shikabala from forging ahead at the Saeed Stadium.
Ajman defenders try to stop Shikabala from forging ahead at the Saeed Stadium.

Al Wasl gave Bruno Metsu, their absent coach, something to cheer with a 2-0 victory against Ajman last night at the Rashid bin Saeed Stadium.

The Frenchman has been forced to suspend his managerial duties as he receives treatment for an unconfirmed illness. Gilles Morisseau and Nasser Khamis, the assistant coaches, have been placed in temporary charge.

Essa Ali, the captain, provided the visitors with the perfect start when he found the net after only four minutes, leaving Shikabala, the tricky Egyptian winger, to seal the win with a spectacular strike 11 minutes before time.

The result gave Wasl their first Pro League triumph since the opening-day defeat of Al Wahda.

Walter Zenga, the Nasr coach, had earlier wished Metsu a speedy recovery, saying: "I wish all the best for him and for his family. I pray that he can come back soon and I send one big hug to him."

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