Jets to face Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC


The Newcastle Jets first opponent for their tour of Spain has been confirmed, following a reschedule of the team’s friendly fixtures.

The Jets will clash with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC tomorrow at 7pm (local) 3am (AEST).

Al-Ahli, who ply their trade in the UAE Pro-League finished 5th in the 2017/18 season.

The club have amassed a total of 22 domestic titles in their history, making them the second most successful team in the UAE.

Al-Ahli also reached the 2015 AFC Champions League Final, narrowly going down to Guangzhou Evergrande.

In 2017, Al-Ahli merged with Dubai CSC and Al Shabab to form Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC.

Jets Assistant, Clayton Zane said the new opposition would prove a tough challenge.

“They’re a side with a strong history and a quality squad of players,” Zane said.

“As another club from the AFC, they prove a relevant opposition who are also going through their pre-season preparations.

“For us, the most important thing is getting game time and because of our position here at the Pinatar Arena Football Centre we’ve been able to secure a great game to get things started in Spain.”

The Jets clash with Shabab Al-Ahli Dubai FC will not be broadcast or streamed, but you can keep up with all the action on the Club’s Twitter @newcastlejetsfc.