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Pr. Faisal cup (Federation cup) 02-03
Hilal - Riyadh (the crescent)
Nasser - Riyadh (the Victory)
Shabab - Riyadh (the youth)
Riyadh - Riyadh
Ittifag - Dammam (the agreement)
Qadissia - Khobar (famous battle)
Ittihad - Jeddah (United club)
Ahli - Jeddah (People's club)
Ta'ee - Hail (famous local tribe)
Ra'ed - Buraida (the Pioneer)
Najma - 'Unaiza (the Star)
Sho'ola - Kharj (the Flame)
group stage home and away.
Top 2 from each group qualify to knockout stage.
The tournament operates this year with restrictions similar to that of the olympics. Players must be under 23, with the exception of two allowed overaged players
Ittihad all at sea
Well we must be entered in the guinness book of records. So far the club has been linked with 25 coaches, yet with only 17 days to go until the opening game of the season Ittihad is still coachless. Ivich was the preffered choice of the club management but they were vetoed by one of the main honourary members. The current favourite for the job is German Reiner Holmann, who previously coached Hilal and Ahli Egypt.
And while Mansour alBolouwi goes and holiday to Dubai and Egypt (and fuels rumours of him signing Hilal flop Abdullah alJamaan) the club is facing yet more financial worries. It accumulated a debt of five months unpaid wages to it's staff, and with both the staff becoming restless and the main backers away on holidays, the management has resorted to knocking on the doors of sidelined honourary members and shaking the donation box to solve it.
Of course the issue of new players has been entirely forgotten, while supposed new signings have dissappeared from the radar so has Sergio who hasn't yet returned.
All in all it's a mess, as in every year. And as in every year we'll probably stay in touch unconvicingly in the early stages and then right at the end get going.