Saturday cover: Luis Jimenez was done with Al Ahli – but he wasn’t finished in Dubai

The National's Sport cover for the Saturday, September 26 issue, featuring Luis Jimenez of Al Nasr, both resurgent and proving a perfect match in the Arabian Gulf League.

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The National's Sport cover for the Saturday, September 26 issue, featuring Luis Jimenez of Al Nasr, both resurgent and proving a perfect match in the Arabian Gulf League.

Ali Khaled profiles the former Al Ahli man, who was cast off this summer and switched to another Dubai club:

“As Al Nasr celebrated their shootout victory over Al Ahli in June’s President’s Cup final, a veteran from the losing side cut a lonely, dejected figure. Ahli captain Luis Jimenez was on his way out of the club he had served for four seasons, and potentially out of the UAE.

“Move forward a few months and the club that heaped misery on him that hot, humid day at Hazza bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain have thrown him an Arabian Gulf League lifeline.

“Both Nasr and Jimenez are reaping the benefits from what looks like one of the best signings of the summer.”

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