SENIOR Qatari football administrator Ali Al Naimi is likely to become the president of Duhail Sports Club, which will be formed by merging Lekhwiya and El Jaish clubs, and launched in time for the start of new season.
Al Naimi had previously served as the assistant general secretary of Qatar Football Association and president of Al Rayyan Sports Club.
The Ministry of Culture and Sports had announced the decision to launch Duhail SC last month after Lekhwiya submitted an application to take necessary steps to register the new club.
A committee headed by Qatar Football Association President Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa bin Ahmed Al Thani will oversee the merger. It also comprises Qatar Players Association President Salman Al Ansari and representatives from both clubs. dsp