‘Mumtaz’ star who has played for UAE and Oman to star for UAE in World Cup qualifiers
Dic Entertainment’s star star-studded group has signed a three-year deal with the UAE, with the young star-turned-under-21 player likely to be involved in UAE’s World Cup qualifying campaign, as he seeks to cement a place in the UAE squad.
The UAE will host the first Group C qualifying matches for the 2019 FIFA World Cup at the Emirates Stadium on April 29.
Dic Entertainment, a joint venture between Dic and the UAE government, has been in the country for more than a decade, and the Dubai-based group has made headlines with its “Mumtaaz” series, which have included UAE players like Al-Jabbar, Amr Al-Ahmad, Mohamed Salah, Abdul Aziz Al-Rashid, Abed Nabi and Saad Al-Dahab.DIC Entertainment’s Dubai-born superstar Mumtaz, who has been with the group since the age of 13, has scored four goals in his five appearances for UAE, and is expected to be among the UAE team’s attacking options for the World Cup qualifier in Doha.
He has also been a key player for Oman’s national side in recent years, and his international debut came at the age, of 23, when he scored the first of his five goals in the first qualifying match against Oman in 2015.
Dictator Zayed Al Nahyan has said that he wants to make a “huge contribution” to the UAE side in the World Series, which starts on June 13.
He has not ruled out the possibility of signing the UAE’s next-best player in the squad, but has also said that UAE will need to secure an additional player for the squad.