As reported, the Afghanistan national football team has taken the surprising step of expelling their coach, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, while they are in the midst of preparations for a crucial match against Mongolia, scheduled to kick off in just a few hours.
The Afghan football team players’ decision to expel coach Abdullah Al-Mutairi, as revealed by Firooz Mashoof on social media, hints at underlying issues and has sparked intrigue within the team.
Abdullah Al-Mutairi has not commented on the matter, offering no input or perspective at this time.
Farshad Noor, the team captain, Faisal Shaiq, and Noor Hussain claim that most national team players do not accept the coach, Abdullah Al-Mutairi, as the national team’s head coach. They do not want him to sit on the team’s bench and lead them in tomorrow’s crucial match.
Furthermore, the national team players did not allow the coach, Al-Mutairi, to participate in tonight’s practice session.
Several reasons have emerged regarding the players’ opposition to Abdullah Al-Mutairi, the trainer of Afghanistan’s football team. These underlying factors shed light on the complexities within the team and the challenges they face.
- Creating division among the team players.
- Low coaching knowledge and a need for more straightforward tactics in training sessions.
- Players believe the national team’s skill level surpasses his.
- Allegations of personal use of players and the national team for his benefit, such as dealings with sponsors, etc, Firooz said.
National team players have complained about his situation to the federation multiple times. However, the federation has taken no action, ultimately leading to the expulsion of Al-Mutairi.
Abdullah Al Mutairi, a Kuwaiti football manager, manages the Afghanistan men’s national football team. He previously served as the head coach of the Nepal men’s national football team during the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification (AFC), and he has also managed the Kyrgyzstan national under-17 football team.