The national experienced head coach of Al Nahdha, Hamed al Azani, praised his team players for their outstanding show in the 1-0 victory over four-time champions Seeb to lift their first ever His Majesty’s Cup football title on Thursday night. Ivorian Inters Gui hit the winner for Al Buraimi Governerate club from the penalty spot in the 20th minute of first half to put Al Nahdha in the honours list of HM Cup winners.
Snatching the maiden title of coveted cup meant Al Nahdha will be eager for another victory and to combine the top-flight league title in this season as the team is currently leading table’s order ahead of league conclusion by nine rounds.
“It is a historic day for all Al Buraimi Governorate’s people. The team players delivered a top game. After many years, Al Nahdha managed to break the bad luck in the finals,” coach Al Azani told Oman Daily Observer.
“Congratulations to all the fans who attended the match at the venue and watched on the screen. Special thanks to the players, board directors and our Chairman Ahmed bin Nasser al Naimi who was the full supporter for the team,” he added.
Responding to an inquiry of winning two titles in this season, he said:” After this historic triumph, we will begin a new chapter of preparing for Al Suwaiq match in the forthcoming round at Omantel League. There are still nine more rounds and our target is to snatch another victory this year,” he concluded.
Al Nahdha striker Inters Gui who scored the all-important goal in the encounter showed a top game in the match besides his team-mates.
“I am feeling very happy to be part of this crucial achievement. This is the fourth time for Al Nahdha to reach the final and I am happy to end this edition with the title. Thanks to my team-mates in the club for their top game,” Inters Gui said.
“This triumph meant the team wrote a significant story and positioned the club name in the winners list name of HM Cup. Thanks for Al Nahdha’s fans for their continuous support and we are looking for more achievements,” he added.
Al Nahdha Chairman Ahmed bin Nasser al Naimi expressed pride in team crowned champions of the top domestic competition. “It is really a great honour to be the winner for this edition after several years. We are living a historic moment in the club’s history. The team had ended as runners-up for three times previously but Al Nahdha’s men finished as champions this time. Thanks to all our players, coaching staff, board members and the loyal fans,” he said.
“Clinching the title of the coveted cup will act as a good motivation for the team to compete and lift the Omantel League’s shield. There are still nine rounds to go but I am confident Al Nahdha will not miss this golden opportunity,” he concluded.