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Foreign strikers to join team

Emirates Club confirmed their three foreign signings to play alongside their Asian professional Pejman Nouri of Iran next season

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Dubai: Newly-promoted Emirates Club have confirmed their three foreign signings to play alongside their Asian professional Pejman Nouri of Iran next season.

Alhassane Keita, a 28-year-old striker from Guinea leaves Al Shabab Riyadh for the Ras Al Khaimah outfit along with two Moroccans, Jawad Ouaddouch, a 29-year-old forward in from FAR Rabat with 25-year-old attacking midfielder Mohsin Moutouali in from Raja Casablanca.

Emirates team manager Yousuf Abdullah Al Bettran told Gulf News: "Everyone is happy with these four players in Ras Al Khaimah. They have good experience and will help our club. We hope that thanks to these four, this club can give a good account of itself next season.

"We're looking for a mid-table finish. It won't be like before when Emirates Club went up and down. Things will change."

Keita started his career with Olympique Khouribga before playing for FC Zurich of Switzerland, Al Ittihad of Saudi Arabia, Spain's Mallorca, Valladolid and Saudi's Al Shabab. He has also played for the Guinean national team.

Ouaddouch, a Moroccan national team call-up has represented Club de Kasbate Tadla and FAR Rabat.

Moutouali dubbed ‘The Moroccan Maradona' has represented Morocco at U-23 level and has previously played for Raja Casablanca and Union de Touarga.

Emirates Club stunned all in recent seasons winning the President's Cup (FA Cup) the season before with a 3-1 victory over Al Shabab Al Arabi, that too after they were relegated to the second tier in league football. They also won the Super Cup (Charity Shield) with a 3-1 victory over Al Wahda at the beginning of last season.

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