Al-Nahda Club

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Al-Nahda Club
نادي النهضة
Al-Nahda Badge.png
Full name Al-Nahda Club
Nickname(s) Al-Aneed
(The Tenacious)
Founded 2003; 12 years ago (2003)
Ground Al-Buraimi Sports Complex
Al-Buraimi, Oman
Ground Capacity 15,000
Chairman Sheikh Salim Al-Muzahami
Manager Bernardo Tavares
League Oman Professional League
2013–14 1st
Website Club home page

Al-Nahda Club (Arabic: نادي النهضة‎; also known locally as Al-Aneed, or "The Tenacious", or just plainly as Al-Nahda) is an Omani sports club based in Al-Buraimi, Oman.[1] The club is currently playing in the Oman Professional League, top division of Oman Football Association. Their home ground is Al-Buraimi Sports Complex. The stadium is government owned, but they also own their own personal stadium and sports equipment, as well as their own training facilities.


The club has only a brief history and was founded in 2003. They have had a considerable amount of achievements including qualifying for the 2008 AFC Cup and reaching the semifinals. The club name literally translates from "The Renaissance" in the Arabic language.

In 2010, Al-Nahda appointed former Poland international manager, Janusz Wójcik as their manager.[2]

Being a multisport club[edit]

Although being mainly known for their football, Al-Nahda Club like many other clubs in Oman, have not only football in their list, but also hockey, volleyball, handball, basketball, badminton and squash.They also have a youth football team competing in the Omani Youth league.

Colors, kit providers and sponsors[edit]

Al-Nahda have been known since establishment to wear a full green or white (Away) kit. They have also had many different sponsors over the years. As of now, Kelme provides them with kits.


Al-Nahda Club players celebrating after winning the 2013–14 Oman Professional League

  • Winners 2009, 2014

Club performance-International Competitions[edit]

AFC competitions[edit]

  • 2015 : Preliminary round 2
  • 2008 : Semi-Finals
  • 2010 : Group Stage

UAFA competitions[edit]

  • 2008 : Group Stage
  • 2012 : Group Stage
  • 2014 : Semi-Finals


Al-Nahda Club - 2014–15 Oman Professional League

First team squad[edit]

Note: Flags indicate national team as defined under FIFA eligibility rules. Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.

No. Position Player
1 Oman GK Hussain Al-Ajmi
17 Oman GK Abdullah Al-Mamari
23 Oman GK Sulaiman Al-Buraiki
50 Oman GK Nabil Al-Mashaikhi
4 Oman DF Salim Al-Nuaimi
6 Oman DF Issam Fayel Al-Sinani
13 Oman DF Zakria Al-Abdulsalam
16 Oman DF Mohannad Al-Hasani
19 Oman DF Arif Al-Balushi
24 Oman DF Abdul Khaliq Al-Alawi
39 Oman DF Ali Al-Busaidi
55 Oman DF Mohammed Al-Balushi (Captain)
2 Oman MF Anwar Al-Hinai
6 Oman MF Faisal Al-Balushi
7 Oman MF Mansoor Al-Nuaimi
8 Oman MF Salim Al-Shamsi
11 Oman MF Hatem Al-Hamhami
18 Oman MF Asaad Al-Marzouqi
21 Oman MF Yahya Al-Rushaidi
27 Oman MF Faisal Al-Balushi
28 Oman MF Ahmed Al-Kaabi
33 Jordan MF Ahmed Hatamleh
No. Position Player
37 Oman MF Mohammed Al-Abri
44 Nigeria MF Daniel Odafin
66 Oman MF Mohammed Al-Hosni
70 Oman MF Nasser Al-Abri
71 Oman MF Badr Al-Alawi
83 Tunisia MF Montassar Lahfidhi
Oman MF Badar Nasib Bamasila
10 Oman FW Mohammed Al-Shamsi
20 Oman FW Said Al-Ruzaiqi
30 Oman FW Ismail Al-Ajmi
77 Oman FW Johar Al-Mukhaini
99 Mauritania FW Ely Cheikh Voullany


Technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Portugal Bernardo Tavares
Assistant coach Oman Khalifa Al-Muzahami
Goalkeeping Coach Oman Khamis Al-Saadi
Physiotherapist Tunisia Saifeddine Khemiri
Team Manager Oman Hussain Al-Zadjali
Team Supervisor Oman Ahmed Al-Nuaimi
Coordinator Oman Abdulrahman Al-Jabri
Media Coordinator Oman Hamdan Al-Alawi


Position Staff
Chairman Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nuaimi
Sheikh Salim Al-Muzahami
Vice-President Juma Al-Kaabi
General Secretary Issa Al-Nuaimi
Treasurer Saif Al-Kaabi
Board Member Ali Al-Azzani
Head of Marketing Abdullah Al-Ghaithi

Presidential history[edit]

Below is the official presidential history of Al-Nahda Club, from when Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nuaimi took over at the club in 2003, until the present day.

Name From To
Oman Sheikh Ahmed Al-Nuaimi 2003 2010
Oman Sheikh Salim Al-Muzahami 2010 present


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