Ali Al Habsi hails Oman Gulf Cup win

Sports Tuesday 26/December/2017 10:57 AM
By: Times News Service
Ali Al Habsi hails Oman Gulf Cup win

Muscat: Legendary Oman goalkeeper Ali Al Habsi has hailed Oman's 1-0 win over Kuwait in the 2017 Arabian Gulf Cup of Nations.

Oman kept their hopes of qualification alive after veteran defender Ahmed Mubarak's second-half penalty gave them the victory over the hosts, leaving them everything to play for in their final group game against Saudi Arabia on 28 December.

"An important win for the Reds (Oman) has raised their hopes in the tournament, and the loss of the Blues (Kuwait) has seen them lose its tournament infront of the most beautiful crowds," he tweeted. "Special congratulations to Captain Faiz Al Rashidi for winning Best Player of the Match."

Group A's opening game saw Saudi Arabia beat Kuwait 2-1, before Ali Makhbout's first-half spot-kick consigned Oman to a defeat on opening day, against the UAE