By Libya Herald staff.
Tunis, 28 February, 2015:
Al-Etihad Tripoli football club has traveled from Tunis to Chad to face the Chadian club, . . .[restrict]“Ellicot Sport”, Saturday for the next round of the premier African Union Cup.
The squad has had six friendly games against Tunisian teams, which was a very positive experience for the players said Etihad assistant coach Adram Al-Hamala.
Hamala went on to explain that the team had seen some challenges, including the temporary loss of some key players, but that it was ready to play aggressively and was sure to see more success as it moved forward in the tournament.
“We’re taking 21 athletes to Chad, including Younes Shibani, who has been benched for the past several games,” Al-Hamala.
The players themselves have been encouraged by their performance so far, but have said they are currently focusing on committing fewer errors and violations.
“We are really trying to cut down on the number of yellow and red cards we’ve been getting during our games to ensure that nothing holds us back from moving on to the next round,” said Etihad player, Faisal Al-Badri.
Etihad won in the first round of the African Union Cup, held at Menzeh Olympic Stadium in Tunis, with six goals against the United Team of Chad. [/restrict]