Bray­ati FC re­shapes squad

Team hopes for next sea­son’s Iraqi do­mes­tic league and the AFC Cup

The Kurdish Globe - - NEWS -

the Iraqi league ti­tle for the fourth time.

Er­bil hopes to get on track for the ti­tle and win over its fans by show­ing a strong per­for­mance in the AFC Cup—the Iraqi Elite com­pe­ti­tion—over the next sea­son. To do this, the team started the change by ap­point­ing Ay­oub Odishio as head coach.

Odisho has coached AlTal­aba and Al-Quwa AlJawiya, lead­ing them to three tro­phies in the 19961997 sea­son. The coach also spent a lengthy spell in Le­banon, where he man­aged Salam Zgharta, AlAkhaa Ahli Aley and Safa FC. He also trained Er­bil in 2011.

Saadi Toma has been ap­pointed Odisho’s as­sis­tant coach, and Jalil Zi­dane will be coach­ing the goal­keep­ers.

The team also an­nounced sev­eral new bar­gain sign­ings last week. The play­ers that have joined the team so far in­clude Saif Sal­man and Burhan Sahiy­oni from Duho FC, Farhan Sahkur from Su­laimaniya FC, and Burhan Ju­maa from Sawra FC.

Ac­cord­ing to Re­bin Ramzi, Er­bil FC’s me­dia man­ager, Sahiy­oni will play for Er­bil in both the Iraqi league and the AFC Cup.

The 27 year-old Muneer is ex­pected to have a pos­i­tive im­pact on strength­en­ing Er­bil’s line of de­fence. He is an ex­pe­ri­enced player and has played for many top in­ter­na­tional clubs in­clud­ing Al-Jaish FC in Syria and Duhok FC in Iraq. He is also in the main squad of the Syr­ian na­tional team.

Another good player Er­bil wants to ben­e­fit from is Shakur, who showed a fan­tas­tic per­for­mance with the Iraqi Youth team at the Youth World Cup held in Tur­key a few months ago.

Al­though Ramzi didn't re­veal the de­tails of the new play­ers' con­tracts, he said all the foot­ballers who re­cently joined Er­bil will have an equal chance to fight for spots in the main squad.

Er­bil has been strug­gling to trans­late its tal­ent into re­sults, prompt­ing the man­age­ment to seek changes. Ramzi also said that the team has re­leased Hus­sein Ab­dul­wahid, whose skills were not thought to be ben­e­fit­ing the team any more.

Re­leas­ing Ibrahim came as a sur­prise, be­cause he is a ta­lented young player and Er­bil has ben­e­fited from his skills on many oc­ca­sions.

Af­ter ex­press­ing its de­sire to sign Ab­dul­wahid, the Iraqi league cham­pi­ons, AlShurta FC, added Ab­dul­wahid to its lineup.

Ac­cord­ing to Ramzi, the team re­newed the con­tracts of sev­eral play­ers for next year in­clud­ing Am­jad Radhi, Luay Salah, Jalal Has­san, Saad Ab­du­lameer, Hawar Mul­lah Mo­hammed, Hal­gurd Mul­lah Mo­hammed, Di­yar Rah­man, Mi­ran Ka­reem, Mi­ran Khasro, Hardi Siya­mand, Kos­rat Bayez, Sarhang Mohsen, Na­ri­man Khid­hir, Sir­wan Khid­hir Dil­dar Khid­hir, Barzan Shirzad and Dler Hatem.

Ramzi also re­vealed that the team had ap­proached Jawad Kad­him and Ali Faez with a view to re­new­ing their con­tracts with the team.

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