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Qatar SC, Al Rayyan open campaign with wins

Al Rayyan won against Oman Club Saham while Qatar SC beat Palestine’s Al Mahry in the Arab Club Championship in Morocco.
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Al Rayyan defeated Oman Club Saham in the Arab Club Table Tennis Championship in Morocco. File photo: Vinod Divakaran

Qatar’s Al Rayyan and Qatar SC started their campaign with comfortable wins in the Arab Club Table Tennis Championship in Agadir in Morocco on Wednesday.

Al Rayyan notched up a 3-1 win over Saham Club of Oman. Al Rayyan and Saham are placed in Group 4 alongwith three other clubs from Bahrain, Jordan and Iraq.

Al Rayyan were never really pushed in their opening match. Although they did drop a match, it was not enough to cause any concerns.

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Qatar SC cruised past Palestine’s Al Mahry in their opening encounter. File photo:Vinod Divakaran

Nasser Khalifa, Fahad Mohammed, Abdullah Yalifei and Chen Hao make up the team, with Jian Wei as the coach.

Last year’s runner-up Qatar SC won 3-0 against Palestine Club Al Mahry.

Qatar SC have Mohammed Abdul Wahab, Ahmed Khaleel Al Mohannadi and Chinese professional Jan Xian in their ranks.

Qatar SC and Al Mahry are in Group 2 with Al Raja (Morocco), Al Mafraq (Jordan), and Al Sulaymaniyah (Iraq).