Free market in Syrian football now as this year allows private sponsors and commercials in team jerseys! The most favored was Hittin, who managed to attract several sponsors and put a lot of money into the transfers.
First and foremost international striker Martik Mardikian who returned after a long stint in Oman, Qatar, Jordan etc. A lot of talk (and is being done) about the salary of the new coach (no other than A ), his brother Mohammed Afas whom we have certainly come to know as a player of the Ionic! So it is no coincidence that the start (and the lead) of the team with two wins and a tie (but with a penalty shoot-out)!
Nawair's start (1-2-0) is positive, but with the note that all three games were played at home, twice as a home team and one as a guest of the Taliban. Keeping away from Hama is not as "loud" especially in a hot seat (expected 25.000) and against a team that has already shown its teeth.