Back to Routine

After a massive effort last week, that ended with a proud disappointment in the World Cup Qualifications against Australia, the Syrian national team players are going back to the leagues routine. Surprisingly enough, most of them are shining for their clubs, and some, even attract attention from bigger teams abroad, as an outcome for their performances on the continental stage.

While Omar Khribin is getting prepared to Al-Hilal’s biggest match of season against Persepolis, the people’s hero, Omar Al Somah, scored a brace and provides an assist during his team, Al-Ahli Jeddah, 5-2 victory over Al-Shabab in the Saudi Dawry Jameel. With these goals, Al Somah’s reached the 100 goals benchmark in Saudi local competitions for Al-Ahli, and highlighted his status as Asia’s best striker at the moment.

Sensational midfielder, Mahmoud al Mawas, have assisted two in Umm Salal 4-1 victory over Al-Arabi in Qatar. On the losing side, Mardik Mardikyan has notched the consolation goal.

Youssouf Qalfa passed an assist at Al-Nasar draw with Al-Qadsia in the Kuwaiti League, while Hamid Mido did the same for Al-Kuwait club.

Talking about Kuwaiti football - Firas al-Khatib, the Syrian ace who came from the bench twice against Australia, have won the local league’s player of the month, and also was sublime for his team Salmiyeh that was held in a goaless draw by Kazma.

From Syrians abroad to one that stayed at home, after exposing his talent in a great showcase in the World Cup qualifiers, Ibrahim Alma is in negotiations with Al-Faisaly, champion of Jordan. The goalkeeper, who last season played for Ittihad Aleppo is a hot commodity due to his natural talent, high skills and arguably, low price.

Things aren’t so bad being the sensation of the football world, isn’t it?