Koulibaly's Warning to Al Nassr Ahead of Arab Club Champions Cup Final

Koulibaly's Warning to Al Nassr Ahead of Arab Club Champions Cup Final

Lukman Mumuni
updated at August 13, 2023 at 6:37 AM
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  • Kalidou Koulibaly is ready to give it his all in the Arab Club Champions Cup final
  • The newly-signed Al-Hilal defender and his side will face Al-Nassr for the trophy
  • The final will also see Koulibaly reunite with his national teammate Sadio Mane

Kalidou Koulibaly is looking forward to the final of the Arab Club Champions Cup between Al-Hilal and Al-Nassr on August 12.

The former Chelsea defender played a pivotal role in his club's journey to the last round of the competition and has vowed to give it his all.

With Koulibaly set to meet his Senegalese teammate, Sadio Mane, and veteran, Cristiano Ronaldo, the 31-year-old remains unfazed.

Kalidou Koulibaly, Al Hilal, Sadio Mane, Al Nassr, Ronaldo
Kalidou Koulibaly has spoken ahead of the Arab Club Champions Cup final. Credit: @kkoulibaly26 @AlNassr_FC
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Al Hilal enjoyed a convincing 3-1 win in the semi-final against Al-Shabab while Al-Nassr left it late to secure a 1-0 victory over Al-Shorta.

Koulibaly took to social media to post about his side's readiness ahead of Saturday's cracker.

"Until the end: we will give it all!" he wrote, which has been taken as a warning to his opposition.

The former Napoli captain moved to Saudi Arabia in the summer transfer window after just one season with Chelsea in the English Premier League.

His compatriot, Mane, also joined the Saudi Pro League after a turbulent campaign in the Bundesliga with Bayern Munich, as reported by fcbayern.com.

Several other former Liverpol stars, including Jordan Henderson and Roberto Firmino, have since joined clubs in the Middle Eastern country's top flight.

Mane 'destroys' Al-Shorta defender

Sports Brief also reported on Mane putting on a swashbuckling display in the semi-final of the Arab Club Champions Cup against Al-Shorta.

The former Liverpool and Bayern Munich winger played a pivotal role as the Cristiano Ronaldo-led side pipped the Iraqi champions to make the final.

The 31-year-old Senegalese star was fouled in the box, with the Portuguese veteran converting to set up a clash against their Pro League rivals.

Ronaldo celebrates Al Nassr teammates

Sports Brief also reported on Ronaldo's classy message for his teammates as Al-Nassr advanced to the final of the Arab Club Champions Cup.

The 38-year-old scored the only goal of the game as they defeated Iraqi champions, Al-Shorta, to book a place in the last round versus Al-Hilal.

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid forward praised his teammates and fans on social media after Al-Nassr's latest achievement.

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Lukman Abdul Mumin is a Sports Journalist based in Accra, Ghana. He has been writing for the past five years. Lukman joined Sports Brief as an Editor for the Local Desk in 2022.