x Abu Dhabi, UAEFriday 28 July 2017

Tough ask for Nasr

Al Nasr make the long trip to Al Dhafra hoping to overcome their humiliating 1-0 defeat against Ajman in the Etisalat Cup last weekend.

The Dhafra coach Mohammed Kwid is not expecting to challenge for the title.
The Dhafra coach Mohammed Kwid is not expecting to challenge for the title.

Al Nasr make the long trip to Al Dhafra hoping to banish the memory of a humiliating 1-0 defeat they suffered against Ajman in the Etisalat Cup last weekend. It will not be an easy task for Luka Bonacic's men, who will be well aware that Dhafra's groud is another venue that has been a graveyard for visiting teams. Nasr have not got off to the best of starts and will need to return with full points to revive their chances in the league, in which they have a solitary win over Al Shaab from three games.

On the other hand, the Dhafra coach Mohammed Kwid is not expecting to challenge for the title. His task is to keep the team in the top tier and to do so, they need to win matches against the more established sides. They held Al Ain to a scoreless result at home, and sharing a point with Nasr will be the equivalent of a win for Kwid. @Email:apassela@thenational.ae