ECU takes on Al Ahli FC in friendly

ECU takes on Al Ahli FC in friendly

Posted on August 5, 2011 in 'News'

ECU Joondalup are set to play an international friendly on Wednesday evening, when they take on United Arab Emirates League side Al Ahli at the Challenge Stadium (8pm)

Al Ahli are based in Dubai and have the likes of  Brazilian and Wolfsburg striker Grafitte, and Chilen international midfielder Luis Jimenez so it would be a good workout for the side, and coach Syd Amphlett is looking forward to the game.

“It’s a great opportunity for us to play them on their three week pre-season training camp in WA. Our club has a great reputation around the world, as we have had players playing in the top leagues in Europe, who have come through our academy, and with the way things are going we expect the new Asian market will only get bigger for WA players,” said Amphlett.

“We are still awaiting approval from Football West, for the game to go ahead, but it looks like they will also play Perth Glory in a pre-season game for the A-League club.”