Radan cre­ates equal op­por­tu­nity for Er­bil foot­ballers

Obe­di­ence and strong per­for­mances let Kur­dish play­ers win Er­bil coach’s sat­is­fac­tion

The Kurdish Globe - - EDITORIAL -

friendly most of the times and his jokes have proven his hum­ble­ness," noted Muhsin.

Muhsin thinks his team is get­ting back on track es­pe­cially af­ter the cru­cial win over Duhok in the Iraqi elite league. Although some ob­servers think it is hard for a Euro­pean coach to lead a team in the mid­dle of the sea­son, oth­ers ex­pect Radan, with the pas­sage of time, to know more about the team and the na­ture of the lo­cal league sys­tem.

Ar­san­lan Ab­dul­lah, who writes for Er­bil’s Sports News­pa­per, said "In or­der to put an end to the say­ings that Er­bil is not paying at­ten­tion to Kur­dish foot­ballers and in or­der to form a strong team, Er­bil club man­age­ment board needs to sup­port Radan's plans. The fans are also needed to back the new man­ager by at­tend­ing the matches as much as they can,"

Ab­dul­lah be­lieves me­dia should play a sig­nif­i­cant role in strength­en­ing re­la­tions be­tween the play­ers and the coach on one hand and the fans with the team on the other hand. Radan in­her­its a team with sev­eral ex­cel­lent foot­ballers who also play for the Iraqi na­tional, Olympic and Youth teams. One is­sue that may cre­ate ob­sta­cles in the way of achiev­ing Radan's goals is the fi­nan­cial cri­sis Er­bil is cur­rently suf­fer­ing from. "The Kur­dish Government should never let the team down. Right now the team has fi­nan­cial prob­lems and the only party that can solve the is­sue is the government." Ab­dul­lah warned.

To date, Er­bil has played seven matches in the Iraqi Elite league. They have won four matches, tied twice and lost on one oc­ca­sion. They come 12th with only 13 points but have four de­layed matches.

Radan, born in 1967 is from Croa­tia. He has played for sev­eral clubs and man­aged sev­eral teams in­clud­ing Croa­tia youth na­tional team, Re­bica FC from Yu­goslavia, Bahraini Al-Raf­fae FC, Eti­had FC from UAE, Kuwait FC form Kuwait, Kuwait na­tional team, Saudi Ara­bian Al-Nasir FC, Ma­reekh FC from Su­dan, and Qa­disiya FC from Kuwait.

This pic­ture de­picts Er­bil Foot­ball Team.

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