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Emenike’s Brace Gives Al Ain Super Cup

Emmanuel Emenike scored twice as Al Ain beat Al Nasr 4-2 to win this year’s United Arab Emirates Super Cup. The Nigerian striker, who is on loan from Turkish club Fenerbache, was on target in the fourth minute for the opening goal and he completed his brace in the 72nd minute.

Al Nasr drew level in the 50th minute through Jamal Ibrahim Moroof and scored a late goal in stoppage time to put some respectability in the scoreline. Last week, Emenike helped his team clinch another trophy in Morocco. It is now left to be seen if new Eagles coach Sunday Oliseh will pick Emenike for next month’s African Cup of Nations qualifier away to Tanzania.

Meanwhile, Zlatko Dalic used the occasion of his third trophy as Al Ain coach to launch an impassioned defence of his record as the club’s coach. “Al Ain is a big club,” the Serb began. “But, I will repeat now. In one year and half, I took three trophies. Nobody in history do like this. Nobody. No big name. Who took three trophies in Al Ain?”

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