Sneijder off to winning start in Qatar
Dutch international Wesley Sneijder made a winning debut in Qatar
when his new side Al Gharafa beat fellow mid-table team Al Ahli
2-1 on Friday.
Sneijder, the former Real Madrid and Inter Milan star who is
Holland's most capped player with 133 appearances, was making his
first start for Al Gharafa just four days after being unveiled as
a player for the Doha side.
The 33-year-old has signed an 18-month contract with the Qatari
side following a disappointing few months at French Ligue 1 side
Al Gharafa trailed to a first half goal from Yassine Chikhauol
before striking back in the second period with Ahmed Alaaeldin
scoring twice to secure the victory.
The win lifted Al Gharafa to sixth place in the table but they
are 15 points behind leaders Al-Duhail.