ID : N-1092 Date : 2018/01/18 - 11:08
(Persia Digest) - Mahdi Taremi 25, former striker of Persepolis FC in Tehran, joined Qatar Stars League Club, Al-Gharafa.
This member of Iran’s national football team since 2015 who had been the top scorer of Iran Premier Football League in two successive seasons, was suspended for four months previously for signing a contract with Rizespor FC of Turkey and later leaving that team; this also brought about a cash fine for Persepolis FC. He has now, finally, joined the Al-Gharafa FC of Qatar.
At a ceremony attended by the Iranian Ambassador in Qatar, directors of Al-Gharafa, their team head coach, and Wesley Sneijder (famed Dutch footballer recently acquired by Qatar Stars League Club Al-Gharafa), Yunes Mahmoud, former captain of Iraq’s national football team, and a number of Al-Gharafa supporters, the Club introduced Taremi to the press last night.
In conclusion of the ceremony, Al-Gharafa in the pages of its social media website welcomed the Persian footballer in Persian. In the Persian language message to Mahdi Taremi, Al-Gharafa stated: “Welcome to Qatar, welcome to Al-Gharafa”.
At the introduction ceremony, Mahdi Taremi said: “I’ve come here from the great football team, Persepolis. I’ve had a wonderful time in Persepolis, and I am appreciative that circumstances have been provided so that I can join Al-Gharafa; I thank you all.”
He went on: “As far as I know, Al-Gharafa seeks to achieve great objectives in football. I have come here to assist this team and they too would be of help to me because I also wish to achieve great objectives in my football career.”
Taremi asserted that: “No doubt the friendship between Iran and Qatar influenced my joining Al-Gharafa. I feel comfortable here in Qatar like I have been in Iran, because in terms of safety and tranquility and peacefulness I have very good circumstances here and I hope that I would be useful to Al-Gharafa.”