The game maker of the first basketball team at Al-Ahly Youth Club, Saeed Mubarak, known in the game circles as “The General”, added the 31st title in his career in terms of men’s competitions, after his leadership last Saturday, “Knights of Dubai” to win the final match against Sharjah (81-70). »He won the club’s 12th title in the General League Championship and 44th in the men’s basketball competitions, in an unprecedented record at the club level.
Saeed Mubarak told Emirates Today that “Dubai Knights regaining the league title that we lost last season in favor of Sharjah was enough to win the 31st title in all domestic and foreign competitions, and it confirms once again the extent of the great support the game enjoys from the club’s management.”
He added: “Since joining the first team in 2001, my career with the team has seen him winning the league title on 11 occasions, in addition to six titles in the Federation Cup competition, five in the President’s Cup, the same in the Vice President’s Cup, one title in the Super, in addition to the triple. The historical success of the Gulf Club Championship between 2015 and 2017, and we were close to an Asian achievement before being satisfied with the bronze of the Asian Champions Clubs Championship in the 2016 edition, in a process that would grant me the title 31 on the personal level with the Al-Ahly youth basket.
He added: “Providing the requirements for success has given the basketball team the possession of many strengths, most notably the permanent presence of the elite national players who have succeeded in imposing themselves on the list of national teams, in addition to a substitute bench at the level of the main players, which are integrated with contracts with foreign professionals who are the best. At the level of the countries of the region ».
He concluded: “The state’s clubs imposed their sway in the last five editions over the titles of the Gulf Champions League titles, with both Al-Ahly and Sharjah youth, but the clubs’ successes were accompanied by the national team’s absence from the achievements, in a negative phenomenon due to several reasons, most notably the big differences in the stages of preparation and support that The clubs ‘administrations provide their players before the external entitlements, which unfortunately exceed those in the stages of preparing the teams, especially in terms of the players’ discharge, as the player often encounters obstacles to obtaining the required discharge to prepare and participate with the national team so that many of them have to deplete their annual leave balance from The functional authority that they follow in order to represent the national team ».
The national team’s absence from accomplishments is due to the lack of preparation and support before foreign entitlements.
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