Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al Nassr Debut Postponed
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By Our Correspondent
Cristiano Ronaldo’s expected debut for his new club, Al Nassr in the Saudi Arabia League on Thursday has been postponed.
The eargerly anticipated match between Al Nassr and Al Ta’i was shifted for 24 hours following poor weather which affected electricity supply at the King Saud University Stadium
Five-time Ballon d’Or winner Ronaldo was unveiled by Al Nassr on Tuesday after signing a huge-money two-and-a-half-year deal with the Saudi Arabian club.
Due to a two-match domestic ban carried over from his time with former side Manchester United, Ronaldo was not expected to make his debut against Al Tai.
However, there had been suggestions in the build-up to the contest that Al Nassr were looking at ways to circumnavigate the suspension to allow Ronaldo to play.
Those who gathered at King Saud University Stadium were left disappointed either way, though, as the contest was postponed for 24 hours.
“Due to heavy rain and weather conditions impacting the stadium’s electricity, we have been officially informed that tonight’s match against Al Ta’i is postponed for 24 hours.
“We apologise for any inconvenience caused to fans and wish everyone safe travels,” the club said in a statement
Al Nassr follow up Friday’s rearranged match against Al Tai with a trip to Al Shabab next week, before facing Al Ettifaq on January 21 for what is expected to be Ronaldo’s debut.
Al Nassr are currently second in the sixteen-team Saudi Arabia Pro League with 26 points, 2 points behind leaders, Al Shabab.