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Bin Ghalita: UAE FA Officials & Players Trust the New Coach

Introduction of Bauza to Media 

Bauza: My Task is to Win Matches and Built Strong Team for the Future 

Dubai/ Thursday, May 11th, 2017: UAE FA President Eng. Marwan bin Ghalita said that UAE FA officials & players trust the Argentinean coach Edgardo Bauza who was welcomed in UAE, the land of happiness and benevolence. 

The President Spoke during the press conference to introduce the new coach, that they are looking forward for a better future depending on the previous successes of UAE National Team. The press conference was attended by Nasser bin Thaaloub, President’s Office Director; Obaid Hbaita, Team Manager and Obaid Al Shamsi, UAE FA Technical Director.

He continued that Bauza will be in contact with all coaches of age categories national teams and he will work to win the remaining matches in FIFA World Cup Russia 2018 Qualifiers. 

He extended his thanks to the former coach Mehdia Ali and his staff as well as Mohamed Obaid Hammad, Adnan Al Telaini and Metrif Al Shamsi. The President concluded that UAE FA had not planned in advance to change the technical staff and the resignation of Mehdi Ali following the match versus Australia was a surprise. 

The new coach Edgardo Bauza said that he would start his official tasks with the White next week with relying on the current players before selecting other players from the clubs in the future.

He pointed out that coaching of UAE National Team is a new challenge and it is important to begin with identifying the players. I had knowledge of UAE Team as well as other participating teams in the qualifiers. 

He added “I have one goal for the coming period, which is to win all the remaining matches in the qualifiers. I will work closely with the players in order to achieve positive results”.

As for his experience with Argentina, he said that it was an important phase that would benefit me greatly in coaching UAE Team. 

UAE FA announced on Thursday that it has officially hired Edgardo Bauza to lead the White for a couple of years till 2019, following the signing of the contract by Edgardo Bauza and Ibrahim Hassan Al Nemer, UAE FA Acting General Secretary. 

At the conclusion of the press conference which witnessed remarkable media coverage, UAE FA President Presented UAE National Team shirt to the new coach Edgardo Bauza.

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