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06.05.2016 18:33 in :

DOHA: Al Kharaitiyat will be eyeing an ‘upset’ win against Qatar Stars
League (QSL) champions Al Rayyan on Saturday when the two sides clash
in the Emir Cup quarterfinals.

Al Kharaitiyat coach Amar Osim said on Thursday: “This is a different
game. I hope my players rise to the challenge and do well.”

He added: “Everyone saw how well Al Rayyan played in the QSL season.
We will try to play our best football and I hope my players deliver
the goods and show great spirit.”

“I think we played well in the previous round when we beat Al Arabi.
We have been fairly competitive this event,” Osim said.

“Al Rayyan will come with full force but my players are motivated
since this is the biggest football event in Qatar,” Osim said. “If we
play with heart and spirit, we can do anything,” he said.

Osim confirmed he will miss the services of influential striker Kebe.

“I think we have the making of an interesting clash,” he said.

Al Rayyan coach Jorge Fossati said on Thursday: “We must start
aggressively and continue in the same fashion. This is a huge event.”

He added: “We need a strong performance all the way. We did really
well in QSL but this is another event and we need to play with same

“I hope we can pull this off and move on. Al Kharaitiyat are a
dangerous side with good players,” Fossati said.

“But we beat them twice in QSL. I have to say those were difficult
wins. We respect them as a side. They have done well.

“We need to focus on our game and look what we need to do. This is not
the time to talk about certain losses (like in Qatar Cup last week),”
Fossati said.

“We will make a final assessment when the season ends, not now,” he
said. “This is not the time to talk about my contract with Al Rayyan,”
he said.