Recently-crowned Asian Player of the Year Omar Abdulrahman of Al Ain is likely to don the colours of Saudi Arabia’s Al Ahli when they take on Spanish giants Barcelona in their friendly to be played at the Al Gharafa Stadium on December 13. The match, organised by Qatar Airways, will kick off at 7pm.
“Omar is expected to play. A Qatar international too may feature in Ahli’s line-up. It’ll be finalised soon,” an official said.
Qatar Airways is the shirt sponsor of both clubs until 2017. Barcelona have decided not to renew the deal and last month signed Japanese consumer group Rakuten in the Qatar national carrier’s place. They, however, are expected to reach Doha with their full team.