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; 11 years ago (2003)
Ground Nizwa Sports Complex
Nizwa, Oman
Ground Capacity 15,000
Manager Oman Mohsin Al-Balushi
League Oman Professional League
2013–14 1st (Winners)

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 Nizwa 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's Oman Mobile sponsored away jersey which was worn by the players in the 2008 AFC Cup

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, Uhlsport provides them with kits.


  • Winners 2009

Club performance-International Competitions[edit]

AFC competitions[edit]

  • 2008 : Semi-Finals
  • 2010 : Group Stage

UAFA competitions[edit]

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

Current squad[edit]

Al-Nahda Club players (L-R) Ali Al-Jabri, Eid Al-Farsi and Mohammed Al-Balushi in the 2013–14 season

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 Nabil Al-Mashaikhi
17 Oman GK Abdullah Al-Mamari
22 Oman GK Riyadh Al-Alawi
9 Oman DF Salim Al-Nuaimi
12 Oman DF Abdul Al-Mukhaini
16 Oman DF Muhannad Al-Hasani
25 Oman DF Khalifa Ayil Al-Noufali
30 Oman DF Imtiaz Abdul Muati
36 Oman DF Nasser Al-Shimli
55 Oman DF Mohammed Al-Balushi
Oman DF Issam Fayel Al-Sinani
Oman DF Arif Al-Balushi
2 Oman MF Anwar Al-Hinai
No. Position Player
5 Oman MF Badr Al-Alawi
6 Oman MF Faisal Al-Balushi
8 Oman MF Salem Al-Shamsi
11 Oman MF Mohammed Al-Shamsi
28 Oman MF Ahmed Al-Kaabi
66 Oman MF Mohammed Al-Hosni
7 Oman FW Mansoor Al-Nuaimi
77 Oman MF Johar Al-Mukhaini


Current technical staff[edit]

Position Name
Head coach Oman Mohsin Al-Balushi
Assistant Coach
Goalkeeping Coach Oman Khamis Al-Saadi
Team Supervisor Oman Abdullah Al-Balushi
Team Manager Oman Khamis Al-Saadi
Fitness coach Portugal Manuel Jose Alves Ramos
Fitness coach Egypt Mohammed El-Hady Abdellah Salam
Fitness coach Oman Hussain Al-Zadjali
Fitness coach Oman Abdulrahman Al-Jabri
Team Doctor Tunisia Saifeddine Khemiri


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