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Yemen coach Khatam proud of his players

Doha: Yemen coach Sabah Khatam said he was proud of his players after they booked their place in the 2018 AFC U-16 Championship in Malaysia with a 2-0 victory against Bangladesh.

Yemen had stunned hosts Qatar in the first match.

"I'm very happy for my players," said Khatam after a penalty from Sultan Youssef Thabit and a last-gasp goal from Osamah Samer Al Baadani did the trick for Yemen.

"It was a tough match, but the most important thing is we won. Now we can start the preparations for  2018 AFC U-16 championship in Malaysia.

"The boys were under immense pressure and we had a good crowd as well so they had to play well and win. That's why we couldn't play our game at the start. But we are happy with the result."

"I can't promise that we will go and win the tournament but we will play our game. We will give our full effort," he said.

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