Qatar Football AssociationQFA Cup
09.05.2022 13:55 in :

DOHA: Producing a commanding performance, Al Arabi beat Lusail FC 3-2 to win the QFA Cup at Jassim bin Hamad Stadium on Sunday.

After being crowned the QFA Cup champions, Al Arabi, team players and backroom staff held a banner in honour of former club hero Adel a-Mulla who passed away in London on Saturday.

Hani Ballan, CEO of Qatar Stars League Management, presented the trophy to the winning side besides handing over the medallions to players of both sides.

After the prize distribution ceremony, the champion side carried a large banner which said: “O Adel al-Mulla, you will always remain in our hearts.”

The Dream Team paid tribute to former Qatar footballer and their legend Adel Al Mulla, who passed away on Saturday.

“We were all in a sombre mood because of the sad demise of our legend Adel Al Mulla, and we are all praying for him and his family,” Al Arabi’s Ahmed Fathi said after the match, before adding Lusail gave them a great fight in the final.

“We faced a tough challenge from Lusail, but we overcame that challenge. We played well and deserved to win. This win will motivate us in the next season,” he added.

Al Arabi dominated the final on Sunday, and started the title clash with two goals through Aaron Salem Bubenza (3rd minute) and Abdul Aziz Al-Ansari (13th minute).

Lusail looked a different side after the half-hour mark, and Mohammed Kinani did not waste the opportunity and reduced the lead with a clinical hit defeating Abdulnaser completely in the 41st minute.
Lusail started the second half strongly and did not wait much to find an equaliser following a great play by Kinani. The Lusail star lobbed the ball smartly to Abdulrahman Mosed, who put the ball through Abdulnaser’s legs near the penalty spot in the 49th minute.

Al Arabi finally scored the winning goal when Salem’s attempt took Noba’s rebound, and Almuraisi put the ball in from a close range. Al Arabi held their nerves to stop Lusail, who did their best to score until the final whistle.